|Bruins rookie practice notes: Stitches for Anthony Camara||09.15.14 at 1:20 pm ET|
ANTIOCH, Tenn. – Bruins rookies skated about an hour at the Ford Ice Center Monday in preparation for their final game of their three-game tournament in Tennessee.
Brian Ferlin and Linus Arnesson were both given the day off, as the B’s prospects had played on back-to-back days Saturday and Sunday against the Panthers and Lightning, respectively.
Anthony Camara got hit in the face and immediately left the ice about 25 minutes into the skate. He did not return and required stitches.
Camara had reason enough to be visibly upset, as he had a long offseason of recovering from a concussion that ended his first pro year in March.
Other players to receive medical attention on this trip include David Pastrnak and Seth Griffith, both of whom needed dental work.
The morning practice allowed for some potential team-bonding, as the players have the afternoon to themselves to explore Nashville. The B’s rookies will wrap up the three-game tournament with a game against Predators prospects on Tuesday.
For something different, check out this photo from after practice. Malcolm Subban went back onto the ice after the skate to grab something from the bench, and his lack of leg pads provided some perspective on just how huge goalie pads are these days.
New hilarious thing: goalies wearing all their big equipment, but no leg pads pic.twitter.com/LOJP67C8F2
— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) September 15, 2014
|Observations as Bruins rookies lose to Panthers: David Pastrnak draws three penalties, Anthony Camara takes three penalties||09.13.14 at 4:10 pm ET|
ANTIOCH, Tenn. — The Bruins rookies lost the opening game of their three-game tournament Saturday, falling to the Panthers by a 2-0 score.
Here are some observations from the game:
– 2014 first-round pick David Pastrnak centered Anthony Camara and Seth Griffith in addition to skating on the first power play unit. He made a few really nice plays, most notably stealing the puck from 2014 first overall pick Aaron Ekblad late in the first, flying through the neutral zone and going through a defender before being slashed on a partial break.
Pastrnak caught a stick to the face midway through the third period, but was not bleeding and stayed in the game after getting checked out by a trainer on the bench. Pastrnak lost half a tooth on the play.
He didn’t miss any time, however, as he drew a penalty shot on his next shift and hit the post.
For more on Pastrnak’s game, check out today’s Pastrnak Watch.
– Malcolm Subban was in goal for the B’s. He wasn’t tested in the first, facing just three shots on goal. Panthers forward Steven Hodges scored on Subban with a wrist shot from the left circle on Florida’s first shot of the second period, with Cody Payne (a fifth-round pick of the Bruins in the 2012 who was traded to the Stars in the Jaromir Jagr deal) tucked a loose puck in front past Subban’s right skate for a power play goal in the second.
Subban made up for a Dawson Leedahl turnover in the third by making two stops in front. He finished the day with 19 saves.
– Brian Ferlin skated on the second line with Ben Sexton and Matt Lindblad.
– Camara took three penalties the third period. Shortly after he took a trip by taking down a Panthers player on a race to the puck, he want back to the box for high-sticking. He also took a cross-checking penalty with the goalie pulled with just over a minute to play.
– Regardless of the score, shootouts will occur at the end of each of these games. Seth Griffith scored for the B’s, Alex Fallstrom, Camara, Ferlin and Pastrnak were stopped by DeSerres.
|Alexander Khokhlachev, Anthony Camara invited to NHLPA Rookie Showcase||08.12.14 at 7:11 pm ET|
Khokhlachev and Camara, both of whom spent last season in Providence, will join a group of 31 other prospects that includes Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad, the No. 1 overall pick in June’s draft.
A Russian center, Khokhlachev was drafted 40th overall in the 2011 draft. After playing 11 games in Providence in 2012-13, he played all but one of his games last season in the AHL, scoring 21 goals and adding 36 assists for Providence. He played in his only NHL game to date on April 13 last season.
The Bruins selected Camara in the third round of the same draft. A chippy left wing, Camara dominated in his fourth year of OHL play, scoring 36 goals with the Barrie Colts. In his first professional season, Camara notched nine goals and 13 assists for 22 points and 50 penalty minutes in 58 regular-season contests.
While Khokhlachev will compete with Ryan Spooner for a job in Boston next season, Camara is more likely to return to Providence.
|Bruins announce rookie camp roster||08.30.13 at 1:34 pm ET|
The Bruins announced their roster for rookie camp, which is set to begin next Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena. It is as follows:
FORWARDS: Anthony Camara, Mitchell Dempsey, Campbell Elynuik, Alex Fallstrom, Justin Florek, Seth Griffith, Jayden Hart, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight, Matthew Lindblad, Wayne Simpson, Ryan Spooner, Maxime Villemaire
DEFENSEMEN: Mickael Beauregard, Chris Casto, Alex Cord, Tommy Cross, Jesse Lees, Steven Spinell, Zach Trotman
GOALTENDERS: Adam Morrison, Malcolm Subban
Morrow, 20, figures to spend at least a year or two in the AHL before he figures to contend for a full-time job in Boston. Here’s what Peter Chiarelli said about him the day they acquired him:
“Still a young player, very strong skater, finding his way, but we have a lot of time for him and we think he can develop into a top four NHL defenseman with the right development.”
|Bruins sign Anthony Camara to entry level contract||03.14.13 at 12:22 pm ET|
The Bruins announced Thursday that they have signed 2011 third-round pick Anthony Camara to an entry level contract.
The gritty Camara’s selection raised eyebrows at the time, as the forward had just 14 goals over two full OHL seasons to that point, but his offensive production has picked up considerably since. This season, his fourth in the OHL, he has 36 goals and 24 assists for 60 points and 80 penalty minutes for the Barrie Colts.
Camara has been suspended twice this season, the most recent of which was a six-game ban for a dirty cross-check against the Plymouth Whalers in February.
It’s unlikely that Camara will play for Providence this season, as the AHL season will likely be over by the time Barrie is out of the playoffs. For a look at Camara from last summer’s development camp, click here.
|Bruins away from Boston roundup: David Krejci at home and scoring||10.18.12 at 2:42 pm ET|
Only 18 players were able to attend Thursday’s negotiating session between the NHLPA and the owners, due in large part to many of the stars being overseas for the lockout. Among those in attendance Thursday in Toronto was Bruins’ enforcer Shawn Thornton. A good day of talks between the sides could mean an eventual end to the lockout, but for now here’s the latest update on how Bruins players are faring in Europe and the OHL.
[Certain leagues’ stats take a little longer to surface on the various hockey statistics sites (HockeyDB is used for most of these), so some statistics might not be up to the day/hour/minute/etc.]
Swiss National League A
– Tyler Seguin has one goal and four assists for five points in seven games for EHC Biel. He’s also rocking a not-so-shiny minus-6 rating.
– In five games with Prague Lev, Zdeno Chara has one goal and two assists for three points and a minus-1 rating.
– Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin is 3-6-2 with a 2.65 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 11 games for Moscow Oblast Atlant.
Czech Elite League
– David Krejci has three goals and two assists for five points and an even rating in five games for HC Pardubice.
– In two games for Ceske Budejovice, Andrew Ference has one assist and a plus-2 rating.
Deutsche Eishockey League
– Dennis Seidenberg has one assist and an even rating in four games for the Manheim Eagles.
– Through seven games for JyP HT Jyvaskyla of the SM-liiga, Rich Peverley has no goals but five assists. He’s recorded six penalty minutes and has a plus-1 rating.
– Turns out it wasn’t just a hot start for 2011 third-rounder Anthony Camara. The physical forward has nine goals and three assists for 12 points and a plus-3 rating for the Barrie Colts. He’s also kept up his physical end of the bargain, compiling 21 penalty minutes.
– In 11 games for the Niagara IceDogs, Dougie Hamilton has three goals and eight assists for 11 points and a plus-11 rating.
– Goalie Malcolm Subban is 5-2-1 with a 2.08 goals-against average and .934 save percentage through eight games for the Belleville Bulls.
|Bruins away from Boston roundup: Stats from around the world||10.01.12 at 12:05 pm ET|
With the NHL still locked out and lovin’ it (not really, but that’s catchy), here’s a look at how some of the B’s players and prospects are faring in various other leagues. Some players, such as Andrew Ference, have yet to join their new teams, while other players in the area still may elect to sign elsewhere, so these roundups will get longer as the weeks go on.
Swiss National League A
– Tyler Seguin‘s first game with EHC Biel left him with a stat line fans might like but Claude Julien would consider a nightmare: one assist and a minus-4 rating. There are plenty more points to come for Seguin, with the 20-year-old probably eager to improve that plus/minus. Remember, Seguin had a plus-34 rating last season, something that was undoubtedly aided by the fact that he was on a line with the Selke winner.
– Alexander Khockhlachev has one goal and a minus-5 rating through 11 games in the KHL. The plan was for the Bruins’ 2011 second-round pick to play in the KHL this season regardless of CBA goings on, as a season with the Moscow Spartak working for his father (Igor Khokhlachev is the team’s general manager) figured to be more beneficial than a third turn turn in the OHL for the 19-year-old.
– In five games for Moscow Oblast Atlant, Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin is 2-1-1 with a 2.63 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.
– Dougie Hamilton scored his first goal of the season on Sunday night in Niagara’s 5-4 loss to Kingston, a game in which Hamilton added an assist and had a plus-4 rating. Through four games in his fourth season with Niagara, Hamilton has a goal and three assists for four points and a plus-6 rating with four penalty minutes. Hamilton will join the Bruins for camp if and when a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.
– 2011 third-round pick Anthony Camara has a whopping five goals and six points through five games this season for the Barrie Colts. The tough guy has added 10 penalty minutes and has a plus-1 rating. Three of those goals came in the form of a hat trick in Barrie’s season-opener.
Remember, Camara was a somewhat surprising pick when the B’s grabbed him as early as they did in 2011, as he had totaled just 14 goals in two OHL seasons to that point. Last season, Camara had 16 goals between Saginaw and Barrie, and it’s clear that his exponential offensive improvement is still going. Keep an eye on Camara, as his grit and newfound scoring touch could one day make him an ideal Bruin.
– Through four games with Belleville, 2012 24th overall pick Malcolm Subban is 2-2-0 with a 1.98 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters Friday that the B’s could bring Subban to camp this season the way they will with Hamilton, but you’d have to think that would be very unlikely given how far away from NHL-ready the 18-year-old is.