While the weather outside says that it’s still summer for at least a few more weeks, the Bruins released a strong dose of autumn and winter by rolling out their rookie and NHL training camp schedules. Bruins rookie training camp will open on Sept. 11 at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., but the majority of it will take place in Tennessee as part of a rookie tournament hosted by the Nashville Predators organization.
The Predators, Bruins, Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning will all shuttle their rookies off to Antioch, Tenn., for five days of practices, scrimmages and head-to-head competition against their hockey peers. The Bruins rookie camp roster will headlined by flashy 18-year-old, first-round pick David Pastrnak, and includes:
FORWARDS: Andrew Aamon*, Spencer Asuchak*, Anthony Camara, Mitchell Dempsey, Alex Fallstrom, Brian Ferlin, Seth Griffith, Cory Kane*, Dawson Leedahl*, Matt Lindblad, David Pastrnak, Ben Sexton, Kevin Sullivan*.
DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Bryce Aneloski*, Mickael Beauregard*, Chris Casto, Lee Moffie*, Frankie Simonelli*, Mike Young*.
GOALTENDERS: Adam Morrison, Malcolm Subban
*Attending rookie camp on a tryout basis.
Per the team release, the group of rookies traveling down to Tennessee will be composed of 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders for 22 total players. Of the 22 players, nine are American, 10 are Canadian, two are Swedish, and one is Czech. Throughout the tournament the Bruins will be wearing the white spoked-B sweater against other teams.
TRAVELING ROOKIE ROSTER QUICK HITS:
Average age: 21.6 years old
Average height: 6'1.5''
Average weight: 197 lbs
The NHL training camp officially opens with fitness testing and measurements on Sept. 18, but the first on-ice session will take place on Sept. 19 at Ristuccia Arena. The first B’s exhibition game will be a Black and Gold scrimmage against the Providence Bruins on Sept. 21 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. The first official preseason game is Sept. 23 against the Montreal Canadiens, as always, at the Bell Centre.