WILMINGTON, Mass. Once again the Bruins fans have kept the tradition strong of gigantic crowds at Ristuccia Arena for the first day of Bruins Development Camp, and they were kept entertained by the best and brightest Bs prospects.
Dougie Hamilton donned No. 59 and Malcolm Subban put on No. 81 and was rocking yellow and black pads that might have been Bellevilles colors, but they also looked very fitting as a member of the Bruins.
Swedish goaltender Niklas Svedberg was rocking fire engine red pads at the other end of the ice from Subban, and will likely be looking to trade those in once he gets going with the AHL Providence Bruins this season.
The prospects worked on two-on-two drills at opposite ends of the rink, and were able to show off some of their battle and physicality, and some flash at points as well.
Charlestown, Mass. native and third round pick Matthew Grzelcyk showed all kinds of dazzle with spin moves and quick turns skating around attackers while working in close quarters. The 22 Bruins prospects skated for about 75 minutes in the first session before stretching out, and finishing the first session in five days of practicing together for the first time.