Bruins Prospect Pool: Taking A Look At One Of The 'Worst Prospect Pools' In The League

Published May 27, 2023 at 4:10

The Boston Bruins have been criticized for having one of the weakest prospect pools in the NHL. Let's take a closer look at their top 10 prospects:

10 -

Marc McLaughlin

: McLaughlin impressed Bruins fans with 3 goals in his 11 NHL games. He's a smart player, a strong skater, and excels defensively. Expectations should be tempered, but he could be a valuable bottom-six forward.

9 -

Oskar Jellvik

: Jellvik showcased his puck skills and scoring ability in his first season at Boston College. He projects as a third liner who can provide secondary scoring.

8 -

Dans Locmelis

: Locmelis had a fantastic season in the Swedish J20 Nationell league, but his performance on smaller ice remains unknown. He can score, make plays, and is strong defensively. A middle-six role seems fitting for him.

7 -

John Beecher

: Beecher's combination of size and speed is impressive, though his offensive game didn't fully materialize. He can play a bottom-six role, excel on the forecheck, and contribute as a penalty killer.

6 - : Injuries hampered Harrison's season, but he has shown scoring ability. Consistency, improved skating, and stronger puck battles will be crucial for him in the AHL. He could be a third-line scorer, potentially better suited for the wing.

5 -

Brandon Bussi

: Bussi has taken advantage of his opportunities and showcased his size, mobility, athleticism, and technique. With continued professional coaching, he will improve further. He and Jeremy Swayman could form a strong goaltending duo.

4 -

Georgii Merkulov

: Merkulov had an impressive AHL rookie season, displaying offensive skills and a dangerous shot. His defensive play needs improvement, but once he addresses that, he can provide secondary scoring in the middle six.

3 -

Matthew Poitras

: Poitras had an outstanding season in the OHL, carrying his line and showing tenacity and playmaking skills. He needs to use his shot more often and continue to improve. He has top-six potential.

2 -

Mason Lohrei

: Lohrei's perception has changed dramatically since his selection. He possesses size, mobility, offensive instincts, and an improving defensive game. He could be a solid top-four defenseman, possibly partnering with Charlie McAvoy.

1 -

Fabian Lysell

: Despite some struggles, Lysell remains the Bruins' top prospect. He has adjusted well to North American hockey and is an elite skater with great stickhandling. He excels as a playmaker and has the potential to be a top-six forward in Boston.

While the Bruins don't have the most exciting prospect pool, they certainly have some prospects to look forward to seeing in the NHL.

Source: Boston Hockey Now
May 27   |   54 answers
Bruins Prospect Pool: Taking A Look At One Of The 'Worst Prospect Pools' In The League

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