Next stop is Boston...and it's a short one.
The Bruins don't really have any OHL prospects at the moment.
Mitchell Dempsey - OHL Free Agent (now QMJHL signed)
I was incredibly surprised when the Bruins drafted him in 2013 (even if it was a 7th), and I still think that they're crazy. Unfortunately, Bruins management might be saying "what the hell were we thinking?" too. Dempsey was released/waived by the Greyhounds this year and no other club picked him up (that includes the entire CHL who had a crack at him). He caught on with the Kitchener Rangers later in the year when they were battling some injuries, but didn't stick. At this point, he's just not an OHL caliber player. Skill level isn't high, and he doesn't play aggressive enough given his size. This year, he'll be playing with Saint John of the QMJHL, who recently signed him as a free agent. This is surely to be his last chance to make his mark as a prospect.
*Of note, the Bruins first round pick David Pastrnak was selected by Belleville in the Import draft. If he comes over, I'd expect pretty big things from him. The Bulls were pretty much a one man offensive team last year (Remi Elie), so adding another scorer is paramount. We'll see if he reports.
Friday, July 11, 2014
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