With the Boston Bruins  gearing up for rookie and veteran training camp next month in September, the B’s finally announced the roster of rookie players set to report to Kitchener, Ontario for rookie training camp beginning on Sept. 5. The rookie roster is comprised of 24 players that will take part in the mini-training camp from Sept. 5-10 and play three preseason games against the Toronto Maple Leafs  (Sept. 7), Ottawa Senators  (Sept. 9) and the Pittsburgh Penguins  (Sept. 10).
Veteran training camp — which will include a handful of Providence Bruins players like Brad Marchand  and Mikko Lehtonen expected to know on the door this year — is expected to begin on Sept. 12 with all players reporting for measurements and testing, but 21-year-old sniper Phil Kessel  remains unsigned and appears to be a good bet to hold out at the beginning of training camp.
2009 First round pick Jordan Caron will not be participating in the rookie training camp camp after fracturing his collar bone during Team Canada World Junior tryouts this summer, but center 2007 First round pick Zach Hamill as well as 2009 draftees Ryan Button, Lane MacDermid and Tyler Randell are all slated to be among the 24 rookies on hand.
Other recent draft selections making the trip to Kitchener include: Max Sauve (2008, second round), Mike Hutchinson (2008, third round), Jamie Arniel (2008, fourth round), Alain Goulet (2007, sixth round), Jordan Knackstedt (2007, seventh round) and Levi Nelson (2006, sixth round).
Rounding out the travel roster are players acquired through trades or free agency Jeff LoVecchio, Matt Marquardt, Rob Kwiet, Scott Fletcher, Matt Dalton and Adam Courchaine and rookie camp invitees Chris DeSousa, Saugus native and BU alum Jason Lawrence, Taylor MacDougall, Jason Wilson, Mark Isherwood, Peter Stevens, Marc Zanetti and Brad Good.
Here’s the full 2009 BRUINS ROOKIE CAMP ROSTER:
Goaltenders (3): Adam Courchaine, Matt Dalton, Mike Hutchinson
Defensemen (7): Ryan Button, Scott Fletcher, Brad Good, Alain Goulet, Mark Isherwood, Rob Kwiet, Marc Zanetti
Forwards (14): Jamie Arniel, Chris DeSousa, Zach Hamill, Jordan Knackstedt, Jason Lawrence, Lane MacDermid, Taylor MacDougall, Matt Marquardt, Jeff LoVecchio, Levi Nelson, Tyler Randell, Max Sauve, Peter Stevens, Jason Wilson
Will not participate due to injury (1): Jordan Caron