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Bruins 6'4 210LB Beast is Nearly NHL Ready and The League Isn't Ready


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Austin Sabourin
July 22, 2023  (11:23 PM)
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Mason Lohrei, a promising defenseman, has taken a significant step towards his NHL career with the Boston Bruins.

The team recently announced the signing of Lohrei to a two-year entry-level contract worth $925,000 annually. This promotion means he will likely play for the Providence Bruins next season, marking his transition to the professional level.
Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 210 pounds, Lohrei impressed during his sophomore season at Ohio State, leading the team's defensemen in points with 32 in 40 games. He also played a key role in guiding Ohio State to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. In March, Lohrei joined the Providence Bruins on an Amateur Tryout Agreement, showcasing his potential with one assist and five shots on goal in five games.
Lohrei joins a group of talented prospects, including Fabian Lysell, Georgii Merkulov, John Beecher, Matthew Poitras, and Trevor Kuntar, who aim to make an impact in the NHL.
While the Bruins' left side of defense is currently occupied by Hampus Lindholm, Matt Grzelcyk, Derek Forbort, Jakub Zboril, and Mike Reilly, roster changes and the team's cap situation could open up opportunities for Lohrei in the future.
Despite the Bruins' disappointing end to the season, the emergence of Lohrei brings hope for his future as a valuable left-shot defenseman in Boston.

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Derek Forbort
Mike Reilly
Hampus Lindholm
John Beecher
Trevor Kuntar
Mason Lohrei
Matthew Poitras
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Bruins 6'4 210LB Beast is Nearly NHL Ready and The League Isn't Ready

Do you think the Bruins should give more rookie defensemen chances at the NHL roster next season?

Yes4254.5 %
Double yes1823.4 %
No, don't rush them1722.1 %
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