Providence Bruins


#2 Olivier Galipeau


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 203    DOB:  5-22-97


HIGHLIGHTS:  Galipeau went undrafted but signed a 1-year AHL deal with Providence prior to free agency in 2018 and attended Bruins development camp shortly after signing. In 2017-18 Galipeau was named top defenseman in the QMJHL, finishing the year with the most goals (25) and points (74) by a defenseman. He started the season with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens before getting traded to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. After being acquired, he helped the Titan to the Memorial Cup as well as the QMJHL title scoring five goals and 20 points in 20 playoff games. He was captain of Chicoutimi before getting traded and was captain of his first QMJHL team Val-d'Or Foreurs from 2015-17. Overall, Galipeau played five seasons in the QMJHL scoring 51 goals and 129 assists for 180 points with 336 PIM and a +89 rating in 308 games. He was recalled from Atlanta November 14 after starting 2018 in the ECHL. At the time of his recall, he led all Gladiators in scoring.


#5 Urho Vaakanainen


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6’1”    WGT: 185    DOB:  1-1-99    


HIGHLIGHTS: Vaakanainen was drafted 18th overall in the first round by Boston in 2017 and signed a three-year entry-level contract with them June 13, 2018. He played three years in SM-Liiga, the top Finish League, with 2017-18 being his biggest offensive season. With SaiPa, he led his team’s defensemen with a plus-eight rating and scored 11 points in 43 games. Vaakanainen was an alternate captain for Team Finland during the 2019 World Junior Championship and helped his team win the gold medal. In seven games he posted four assists with a rating of +5. This was the third time he represented Finland at World Juniors, as in 2018 he recorded an assist and plus-three rating in five games and in 2017 he played in six contests registering a goal. Vaakanainen started 2018 in Providence, but was promoted to the NHL in mid-October. He suffered a concussion in his second career NHL game and returned to the P-Bruins after the World Junior Tournament concluded. His father, Harri, coached Tuukka Rask in Finland


#6 Connor Clifton


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 175    DOB:  4-28-95    


HIGHLIGHTS: Clifton was drafted 133rd overall by the Coyotes in 2013, but did not sign with the club and after becoming an unrestricted free agent signed with Providence August 16, 2017. He earned his first career point November 19 vs Hershey and scored his first pro goal December 9 against Utica. He finished the year second among the team’s rookie blueliners in scoring and ended the season strong by posting 10 points after February 9. On May 3, 2018, he returned to the organization when he signed a two-year NHL deal with Boston. Prior to turning pro, Clifton spent four seasons at Quinnipiac where he finished with 19 goals and 37 assists for 56 points and a +39 rating in 284 games. Though he was captain as a Senior, his junior year was his best as he was named 2016 ECAC Hockey Tournament Most Outstanding Player in addition to the All-Tournament Team and All-Frozen Four Team. In the postseason he led Quinnipiac with 11 assists and 12 points, including an assist in the National Championship vs. North Dakota. After starting 2018 with Providence, he made his NHL debut with Boston November 16, 2018.


#7 Trent Frederic


POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT:  200      DOB:  2-11-98


HIGHLIGHTS: Trent Frederic was drafted 29th overall in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft by Boston and played his collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin. In 66 career games with the Badgers, he scored 32 goals and 33 assists for 65 points with 58 points. In his first season he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, ranking fourth among freshman in points-per-game (1.18). As a sophomore he served as an alternate captain, leading the team with 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points in 36 games. He played both seasons in Wisconsin alongside fellow Bruins prospect Cam Hughes. Frederic also won the bronze medal with Team USA at the 2018 World Junior Championship, scoring five goals in seven games (good for second on the team). After his sophomore season at Wisconsin Frederic decided to turn pro, signing a 3-year entry level deal with Boston March 13, 2018 and an ATO with Providence that same day. During his first pro shift against Bridgeport, he earned his first pro point.


#8 Chris Breen


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'7"    WGT: 200    DOB:  6-29-89    


HIGHLIGHTS: Breen went undrafted after playing five seasons in the OHL with the Saginaw Spirit, Eerie Otters and Peterborough Petes but was brought to the Abbotsford Heat on a tryout basis. He went on to play for the Heat from 2010-2014. Breen made his NHL debut for the Calgary Flames October 22, 2013 against the Phoenix Coyotes and has nine games of NHL experience. He joined the Boston Bruins organization as a free agent in July of 2014 on a one-year two-way contract. His P-Bruin debut came October 10, 2014 against the St. John Ice Caps and he scored his first goal as a Bruin March 15, 2015 against the Norfolk Admirals. Breen has re-signed with the organization on AHL deals each of the last two seasons and is one of the team's alternate captains.


#9 Zach Senyshyn


POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'3"    WGT: 192    DOB:  3-30-97    


HIGHLIGHTS:  Senyshyn was the third of three consecutive first round picks when he was taken 15th overall in 2015 by Boston. He signed a 3-year entry level deal with the club November 12, 2015 while still in the OHL. His time in the OHL was spent with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds where in 195 games he scored 114 goals and 63 assists for 177 points and a +50 rating. He was named to the second All-Rookie team and was an alternate captain his final two seasons for the club. He was added to the P-Bruins roster April 18 when he was reassigned by Boston from Sault Ste. Marie. Senyshyn never appeared in a regular season game for Providence, but made his pro debut in Game 3 of the Division Semi-Finals against Wilkes-Barre Scranton. He began his first full season in 2017-18 and scored his first pro goal in Providence’s opener against Springfield. He finished third among the team’s rookies in scoring with 26 points.


#10 Lee Stempniak


POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 195    DOB:  2-4-83   


HIGHLIGHTS: Stempniak is a veteran of 13 NHL seasons and 909 games with 10 different teams. He has suited up for the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes which is the second most teams played for in history. His sophomore season in 2006-07 was the best of his career, scoring 27 goals and recording 52 points. Boston fans will remember him from his first stint in the organization when appeared in 13 games (three goals, seven assists) at the end of 2015-16. He spent the last two seasons with Carolina and had been practicing with Boston during the first half of this year. He signed a PTO with Providence February 15, 2019 which led to an NHL deal nine days later.


#11 Victor Berglund


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6’0”    WGT: 180    DOB:  8-2-99   

BIRTHPLACE: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden

HIGHLIGHTS: Berglund signed an ATO with Providence at the conclusion of MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik’s season after spending three seasons with the club. In 99 games with them, he scored 5 goals and 16 assists for 21 points. This season he set career highs in all scoring categories and was second amongst the team’s defensemen in scoring. He split 2016-17 between Modo hockey club and Modo's U-20 team. In 12 games with Modo, the Ornskoldsvik, he logged an assist and four penalty minutes. In 37 games with Modo's U-20 team, he notched five goals, 10 assists, 16 penalty minutes and a +14 rating. Berglund also represented Sweden at the 2016 Four Nations Tournament, collecting an assist in three games.


#12 Tanner Pond


POSITION: FORWARD    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'0”    WGT: 195    DOB:  5-31-93   


HIGHLIGHTS: Pond made multiple AHL trips in 2017-18 but played a majority of the year in the ECHL with Atlanta. With the Gladiators, he was tied for third in scoring and was second in PIM. He also led all rookies on the team in scoring. On two occassions he signed PTOs with Providence and made his AHL debut March 9, 2018. During the 2018 offseason he agreed to an AHL deal with Providence, the first AHL deal of his career. Prior to his pro career he spent four seasons with Northeastern University, totaling 5 goals and 7 assists for 12 points in 109 games. He Had 69 penalty minutes over his career with the Huskies and was part of their 2015-16 Hockey East Championship team. He also played three seasons in the USHL with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders, Sioux City Musketeers and Green Bay Gamblers. In 137 games, he scored 21 goals and 20 assists for 41 points and 289 PIM. He has spent most of this season in the AHL and scored his first AHL goal on December 15 against Hershey.


#14 Stuart Percy


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6’1”    WGT: 193    DOB:  5-18-93   


HIGHLIGHTS: Percy, the 25th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft, was acquired at the AHL trade deadline from the Belleville Senators March 4, 2019 in exchange for Austin Fyten. Percy had signed an AHL deal with Belleville at the start of the 2018 offseason, but now joins his fifth team in four seasons. He spent last season with Rochester and set a career in scoring with 34 points. He has spent most of his career with the Toronto organization, playing his first full season in 2013-14. He finished second among Marlies defensemen in scoring with 25 points that season and skated with the organization until the end of 2015-16 season. He made his NHL debut in Toronto’s 2014 season opener and had an assist for his first NHL point. Prior to turning pro, he spent four seasons in the OHL, serving as captain for the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors in their final season (2011-12) and Mississauga Steelheads in their inaugural season (2012-13).


#15 Jeremy Lauzon


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT:  193    DOB:  4-28-97  


HIGHLIGHTS: Lauzon is part of Boston’s loaded 2015 draft class and was selected #52 overall in round two by the Bruins. He played four seasons Rouyn-Noranda of the QMJHL and was captain of the team in his final season with them last season. Over his four years and 200 games with them, he totaled 35 goals, 95 assists, 130 points, 282 penalty minutes and was a +81. He was also part of the 2016-17 Canada World Juniors team, scoring two goals and an assist in seven games while winning silver medal. After his final season in the QMJHL, he was assigned to Providence for the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs but never played in a game for the team due to injury. Lauzon made his pro debut in the 2017-18 P-Bruins opener against Springfield and scored his first pro point October 27. He was among the AHL rookie leaders in rating before an injury forced him to miss two months. He returned at the end of January and netted his first AHL goal April 7 against Bridgeport. After starting 2018 in Providence, Lauzon made his NHL debut for Boston October 25, 2018 and scored his first NHL goal November 11 against former P-Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban.


#16 Jack Studnicka


POSITION: CENTER    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 175    DOB:  2-18-99   


HIGHLIGHTS: Jack Studnicka was drafted 53rd overall in the second round of the 2017 NHL draft by the Boston Bruins and signed a three-year entry level deal with Boston September 26, 2017. He was assigned to Providence at the conclusion of the Niagara IceDogs (OHL) season on April 17, 2019. It was his second AHL stint, as he joined the team in 2018 after being reassigned from Oshawa at the end of their season. He made his pro debut April 6 vs Hartford and earned his first pro points in the game. Studnicka started 2018-19 with the Oshawa Generals of the OHL, but was traded to the Niagara IceDogs midseason. He combined to score a career-high 36 goals and 83 points in 60 games. Overall in 252 career OHL games, he scored 80 goals and 153 assists for 233 points while posting a +21 rating. He spent over three seasons with Oshawa and was named captain of the team in 2017-18. He led the club in scoring with 72 points in his final full season with them. Studnicka represented Canada at the 2019 World Juniors Tournament, scoring a goal and four points in five games. He also appeared for Canada at the 2017 U-18 World Championship where he netted three goals in three games.


#17 Emil Johansson


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 190    DOB:  5-6-96 


HIGHLIGHTS:  Johansson was drafted 206th overall in the seventh round of the 2014 NHL draft by Boston and signed an entry level deal March 24, 2017. He played for Sweden in the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August before joining HV71. Johansson was also part of Sweden’s 2012-13 U17 WHC Gold Medal winning team as well as their 2013-14 J20 SM Gold Medal winning squad. He signed a one-year deal with Djurgårdens IF for the 2016-2017 season, playing in 49 games before heading to the P-Bruins. He played seven games overall in 2017 with Providence but began his first full pro season in 2017-18. He scored his first pro goal November 12 in Springfield and finished the year with 10 points.


#18 Kyle Cumiskey


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 181    DOB:  12-2-86    

BIRTHPLACE: Abbotsford, BC

HIGHLIGHTS: Cumiskey was drafted by Colorado in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL draft and made his NHL debut with Avalanche the following season. After starting 2006 with the Albany River Rats, he skated in nine NHL games and picked up his first NHL goal. He split 2007-08 and 2008-09 between AHL Lake Erie and the Colorado Avalanche. He made the NHL opening night roster in 2009 and spent the next two years exclusively in Colorado. Cumiskey was traded to the Anaheim organization in 2011 and played all that season with the Syracuse Crunch. After two years playing in Sweden, he returned to America to sign a two-way contract with Chicago in 2014 and spent most of the season in the AHL. He made his Blackhawks debut February 13, 2015 and played seven regular season games with the club. Cumiskey returned to Chicago to begin their 2015 playoff run, appearing in nine games overall and three in the Cup Finals. He helped the Blackhawks to win their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Due to injuries, he played just 17 games with Rockford in 2015-16 and returned to Sweden in 2016-17. Cumiskey took 2017-18 off, returning in 2018-19 on a PTO with the Toronto Marlies. He was released after one game and joined Providence on a PTO in November.


#19 Ryan Fitzgerald


POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5’9”    WGT: 175    DOB:  10-19-94   


HIGHLIGHTS: A fourth round pick in 2013 by Boston, Fitzgerald is the son of former NHL player Tom Fitzgerald and cousin of Jimmy and Kevin Hayes. He was MVP of 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, registering three assists. He committed to Boston College in 2012 where he played four years for the Eagles. He led the team in goals during his sophomore season and led in both goals and scoring as a junior. As a senior he was named Assistant Captain of the Eagles in 2016-17 where he had 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points. Following the conclusion of his senior year at BC, Fitzgerald signed an entry level deal with Boston March 24 and agreed to an ATO with Providence the same day. His first point and multipoint game came March 26 against Hartford. He played a big role for the P-Bruins in the postseason and netted his first pro goal shorthanded in game three of the Conference Finals against Syracuse. Fitzgerald finished his rookie season leading the team’s first year players in scoring and eventually moved up to the team’s top line.


#20 Karson Kuhlman


POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5’11”    WGT: 185    DOB:  9-26-95   

BIRTHPLACE: Esko, Minnesota

HIGHLIGHTS: Kuhlman signed a 2-year deal with Boston April 10, 2018 and joined Providence on an ATO at the end of his collegiate career. He made his pro debut April 14, 2018 for Providence against Springfield. He served as captain of Minnesota-Duluth as a senior led his team to a 2-1 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA Championship. He was named 2018 NCAA Tournament MVP and had a goal and an assist in the Championship game. Kuhlman was an alternate captain for the Bulldogs in 2016-17 and helped his team to the Frozen Four for the first time in six seasons. The team also won 2017 NCHC Tournament and he had a career high 22 points. Kuhlman is tied for seventh in NCAA history with 166 consecutive games played. He also played three seasons with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL, making the 2013-14 mid-season USHL All-Star (Eastern Conference second team) and winning the Clark Cup in 2013. He led club in goals and finished second in points during the 2013-14 season. Kuhlman won the Gold Medal with US at World Junior A Challenge in 2013-14, scoring a team-high four goals and also skated for the U.S. Under 18-Select Team in the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. He took part in the Montreal Canadiens Development Camp in July 2016 and Boston Bruins Development Camp in 2017.


#21 Anton Blidh


POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 200    DOB:  3-14-95


HIGHLIGHTS:  Blidh is in his fourth season with Providence after being selected #180 overall in round six of the 2013 NHL Draft by Boston. Before coming over to the states, he played for Frolunda HC and Karlskrona HK in Sweden, spending time on the Swedish World Junior Cup team in 2013 and 2015. Blidh played his first professional game October 9, 2015 against Wilkes-Barre Scranton and scored his first pro goal on October 23, 2015 in a 5-3 win against Lehigh Valley. The following year, he made his NHL debut December 3, 2016 for Boston at Buffalo and recorded an assist for his first point December 7 at Washington. He scored his first NHL goal December 20 against the Islanders, just five days after his second NHL recall. For Providence, his four game goal streak October 28 - November 5 was tied with Jake DeBrusk for longest by a P-Bruin in 2016-17. Blidh appeared in one NHL game during the 2017-18 season and was the primary left wing on Providence's third line. As a restricted free agent, he agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with Boston to return for the 2018-19 season.


#22 Peter Cehlárik


POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 205    DOB:  8-2-95


HIGHLIGHTS: Cehlarik was drafted 90th overall in the 2013 NHL draft by Boston and signed a three-year entry level deal with the Bruins in June of 2016. He made his NHL debut February 11 vs Vancouver, earning his first two career points the following day vs Montreal. Cehlarik led all P-Bruin rookies and was second on the 2016-17 squad with 20 goals. He had previously spent four seasons playing pro hockey in Sweden for Lulea HF, helping his team to a Champions Hockey League Championship during the 2014-2015 season. Cehlarik was also a member of Team Slovakia for the IH18 (2012), Junior World Cup U18 (2013), and the Junior World Cup 2014-2016 including a bronze medal finish in 2015. He started 2017-18 with Providence, but was recalled to Boston and scored first NHL goal November 18 against San Jose.


#23 Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson


POSITION: CENTER    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6’1”    WGT: 185    DOB:  10-31-96   


HIGHLIGHTS: Forsbacka Karlsson was drafted by Boston 45th overall in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft and is in his second full professional season. Born in Sweden, “JFK” moved to North America and played in USHL for the Omaha Lancers in 2013. He led the Lancers in his second season with 53 points in 50 games, was Co-MVP of USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2015 and named to USHL Third All-Star Team. Forsbacka Karlsson played college hockey at Boston University for two seasons, totaling 24 goals and 39 assists for 63 points over 78 games. He played alongside Matt Grzelcyk as a freshman and was an alternate captain as a sophomore. Following his sophomore season he signed a 3-year entry level deal with Boston March 2, 2017 and reported to the NHL immediately. His debut came in Boston’s regular season finale April 8 vs Washington. He spent all of 2017-18 with Providence, scoring his first goal and assist in his first pro game. Despite missing 18 games due to a concussion he led the team’s rookies in assists and was second among first-year P-Bruins with 32 points. After starting the season in the AHL, he was promoted to Boston November 9.


#24 Cameron Hughes


POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 175   DOB:  10-9-96 


HIGHLIGHTS: Cameron Hughes was drafted 175th overall in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL draft by the Boston Bruins out of the University of Wisconsin. In 139 collegiate games he scored 23 goals and 69 assists for 92 points with 81 PIM. As a junior he was named an alternate captain of the Badgers, leading the team in assists while finishing third in points. In his senior season he was promoted to captain and played his final two college seasons with fellow Bruins prospect Trent Frederic. After the conclusion of his college career, he signed a 3-year entry level deal with Boston March 10, 2018 and an ATO with the Providence Bruins that same day. He made his AHL debut March 16 vs Rochester and scored his first pro point March 18 vs Bridgeport. Hughes began his first pro season in 2018-19, highlighted by a hat-trick October 28 in which he scored three goals in just 9:04. He was one of the team's best forwards until a knee injury in February derailed his rookie season.


#25 Cooper Zech


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5'10"    WGT: 165    DOB:  12-18-98    


HIGHLIGHTS: Zech joined Providence March 12, 2019 after completing his freshman year at Ferris State University. In his one year with the Bulldogs, Zech became the first freshman to lead Ferris State in point scoring since 1987-88. He also led all WCHA freshmen in point-scoring with eight goals and 20 assists for 28 points, and his 0.78 points per game were the most by any freshman defender in NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey. The talented blueliner, who took attended Washington Capitals Development Camp in 2018, was named WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year and is up for the WCHA Rookie of the Year. Prior to his college career, he played for the Wenatchee Wild in 2017-18 in the BCHL where he helped his team to the RBC Cup. He was named BCHL Defenseman of the Year, All BCHL First-Team, and All BCHL Rookie First Team. He led the league in assists and finished with 69 points in 58 games with 23 points in 20 playoff games.


#26 Wiley Sherman


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'7"    WGT: 205    DOB:  5-24-95  


HIGHLIGHTS: Wiley Sherman was drafted 150th overall in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Draft by Boston and spent four years at Harvard University. Sherman played in every game for Harvard as a freshman and was part of their ECAC Hockey playoff title that earned them a berth in the NCAA tournament. Playing alongside Bruins prospect Ryan Donato during the 2016-17 season, Sherman helped the Crimson to their first Beanpot championship since 1993. The team also made it to the National Semi-Finals of the Frozen Four. Over four seasons and 137 games, Sherman he scored seven goals and 26 assists for 33 points and +43 rating for Harvard. Prior to his collegiate career, he played 99 high school games for Hotchkiss School, captaining the team his senior season. Sherman signed a two-year entry-level deal with Boston March 21, 2018 and an ATO with Providence that day.​ He made his AHL debut March 28 against WBS and began his first full season in 2018.


#27 Paul Carey


POSITION: WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 197    DOB:  9-24-88  


HIGHLIGHTS: Carey was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 NHL draft by the Colorado Avalanche. Carey was traded from Belleville to Providence January 11, 2019 in exchange for Cody Goloubef after spending the first part of the year with the Senators. Carey spent all last year in the NHL with the Rangers, his first full NHL season, and established new career highs in goals (seven), assists (seven) and points (14). He had been up and down between the AHL and NHL since 2014-15 when he made his NHL debut with Colorado. That season Carey also made his Providence debut after being acquired in the Jordan Caron trade. He made his AHL debut with Lake Erie in 2012 after finishing up his career at Boston College. With the Eagles as a senior, he won his second National Championship, scoring the championship-winning goal against Ferris State University and was selected to the Frozen Four All-Tournament Team.


#28 Mark McNeill


POSITION: FORWARD    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 214    DOB:  2-22-93


HIGHLIGHTS: McNeill was drafted 18th overall by Chicago in 2011 and has two games of NHL experience. He played parts of six seasons in the Chicago organization with most that time with Rockford. He set a career high in 2015-16 with 25 goals and 48 points for the IceHogs and was an AHL All-Star in 2015. He was traded to Dallas February 28, 2017, joining the Texas Stars for all but one game for the rest of the season. He re-signed with them during the offseason but was traded February 3, 2018 to the Nashville organization. Between the Milwaukee Admirals and Texas Stars, McNeill scored 14 goals and 25 points in 49 games during the 2017-18 season. Prior to his pro career, McNeill played five seasons in the WHL with the Prince Albert Raiders. In 276 games he scored 97 goals and 146 assists for 243 points. He represented Canada in the 2013 World Junior Championships and at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championships. McNeill joins the Boston organization after agreeing to a 1-year, 2-way deal at the start of free agency.


#29 Gemel Smith


POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5'11”    WGT: 195    DOB:  4-16-94    


HIGHLIGHTS: Smith was selected by the Dallas Stars 104th overall in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted out of the OHL where he played four seasons, mainly with the Owen Sound Attack. In 264 career games, he scored 89 goals and 114 assists for 203 points while winning the 2011 OHL Championship. Smith made his AHL debut in 2014 with Texas, playing three seasons there before earning his first NHL promotion in 2016-17. His best AHL game came March 8, 2017 as he scored two shorthanded goals and recorded his first career hat trick. He netted his first two career NHL goals on November 6, 2016 against the Chicago Blackhawks and spent all last season with the Dallas Stars. He started 2018 with Dallas, playing in 14 games before being waived. Boston claimed him off waivers December 6, but waived him after three games and assigned him to Providence December 19.


#30 Dan Vladar


POSITION: GOALIE   S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'5"    WGT: 185   DOB:  8-20-97


HIGHLIGHTS:  Vladar was drafted by Boston in the third round, #75 overall in the 2015 NHL draft and signed a 3-year entry-level contract at the beginning of the 2016-17 season. He made his AHL debut October 26, 2016 and two days later, he picked up his first AHL victory in a 4-2 win against the Utica Comets. His first AHL shutout came March 25 in Albany when he stopped all 34 shots he faced in a 5-0 win. Vladar represented the Czech Republic at the most recent 2016 and 2017 World Junior Championship. He spent the majority of 2017-18 with Atlanta as their primary goaltender, going 16-18-1 with a 2.96 GAA and save percentage of 91.1%. He also saw three games of AHL action with Providence, going 2-1 with 1.96 GAA and 92.9% save percentage.


#31 Zane McIntyre


POSITION: GOALIE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 205    DOB:  8-20-92 


HIGHLIGHTS: McIntyre was drafted #165 overall in 2010 by Boston and is in his third season with Providence. Prior to turning pro, he played for the Fargo Force of the USHL from 2010-2012 where he was Goaltender of the Year. During his three years at the University of North Dakota, he was NCHC Goaltender of the Year and a Hobey Baker award finalist as a junior. He forwent his senior season to join Providence for the 2015-16 season, making his debut October 9, 2015 vs Wilkes-Barre. McIntyre made his NHL debut October 25, 2016 vs Minnesota and totaled six NHL stints during the year. With Providence he finished first in save percentage and second in GAA in the AHL and was named to the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic roster and the league’s Second All-Star Team. He was named December Goaltender of the Month, going 9-0-0 with a 1.65 GAA and 94.7 save %. In the decisive Game 5 of the 2017 Atlantic Division Semifinals against Wilkes-Barre, he recorded a career-high 50 saves on 51 shots in a winning effort. He re-signed with the organization on a 2-year, two-way deal as a restricted free agent July 14, 2017. He set a career high in minutes and games played during the 2017-18 season while becoming the first P-Bruin ever to lead the AHL in shutouts.


#35 Sean Bonar


POSITION: GOALIE   S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 175    DOB:  2-12-91


HIGHLIGHTS: Bonar was invited to the team’s 2018 training camp after spending much of last year with Atlanta. He led the Gladiators with three shutouts, a 2.69 GAA and a save percentage of 92% while finishing with a 13-10-1 record. Prior to his time in Atlanta, he made several ECHL stints with the Brampton Beast, Fort Wayne Komets, Wichita Thunder, Indy Fuel and Orlando Solar Bears. His best season came in 2016-17 while playing in the SPHL. The MVP of the league with the Fayetteville FireAntz, Bonar finished the year with a record of 32-15-2, a 2.07 GAA and 92.7% save percentage. His 32 wins and 2,956 minutes played set a single season SPHL record. Over four seasons in the SPHL with Fayetteville and Pensacola, Bonar has a career record of 47-19-2 with a 1.99 GAA and a save percentage 93.2%. He also played college hockey at Princeton University, appearing in 59 games over four seasons and posting a 3.16 GAA. He earned 17 victories with two coming in shutout fashion.


#37 Jordan Szwarz


POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 180    DOB:  5-24-91    


HIGHLIGHTS:  Szwarz was selected 97th overall in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft by Arizona. Prior to getting drafted, he played for the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL amassing 204 points to become third all-time scorer for the team. He made his AHL debut April 8, 2010 for the San Antonio Rampage against Houston before returning to Captain the Spirit in his final OHL season. From 2011-15 he played for the Portland Pirates, serving as assistant captain in 2013 and captain in 2014. His NHL debut came October 29, 2013 for the Coyotes against the Kings and he scored his first NHL goal October 31, 2013 against Nashville. Szwarz signed a PTO with the P-Bruins and got a full AHL contract for the 2016-17 season November 10. He led the team in goals and scoring en route to setting career highs in all major categories. In the conference finals, he scored both the tying and OT winner in game two vs Syracuse to even the series. Following his career year, he earned a one-year, two-way contract with Boston in July of 2017. He made his Boston debut November 2 and played nine NHL games with them.​ Prior to the conclusion of the season, he signed an extension to return for the 2018-19 season and was named the 24th captain in team history.


#38 Jakub Zboril


POSITION: DEFENSE   S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 200    DOB:  2-21-97  


HIGHLIGHTS: Zboril was the first of three consecutive first round picks by Boston in 2015 when he was selected #13 overall ahead of Jake DeBrusk and Zach Senyshyn. Shortly after he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins. He has represented his native Czech Republic in international play, winning Silver medals at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and 2014 U-18 World Junior Championship. Zboril also represented the Czech Republic at the 2016-17 World Juniors Tournament, tallying four assists in five games. Prior to turning pro, he spent three years with Saint John of the QMJHL. In 144 games he scored 28 goals and 94 points, adding 6 goals and 20 points in 38 playoff games. Zboril made his AHL debut October 7 during Providence’s opening night win vs Springfield and led all of the team's rookie blueliners in scoring. He registered his pro point with an assist December 3 in Bridgeport and scored his first pro goal January 26 vs Hershey. Zboril made his NHL debut with Boston in November of 2018, skating in two games before being sent back to Providence at the end of the month.


#43 Tommy Marchin


POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 215    DOB:  10-2-95  


HIGHLIGHTS: Marchin was undrafted but signed a one-year AHL deal with Providence for 2019-20 March 25. He also signed an ATO with the team for the remainder of 2018-19 and attended Boston Bruins Development Camp in 2018 prior to his senior season at Brown. Marchin played four seasons and 115 games with the Brown Bears, scoring 40 goals and 36 assists for 76 points. He was captain of the Bears as a senior and was named Second Team All-Ivy. In his final season with the Bears, he led the team in goals, assists and points while suiting up in every game. As a junior, he led Brown with 12 goals and was second on the team with 18 points. This came a year after his sophomore season ended early due to injury. Marchin was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team as a freshman and was a finalist for rookie of the year after ranking second on the Bears with 14 goals and 27 points in 31 games. Marchin was also named Most Outstanding Player at the Friendship Four Tournament in Belfast, scoring four goals and six points in two games.


#44 Joona Koppanen


POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'4"    WGT: 192    DOB:  2-25-98


HIGHLIGHTS: Joona Koppanen was selected by Boston in the fifth round (#135 overall) of the 2015 NHL draft and signed a three-year entry-level contract April 13, 2017. He made his AHL debut March 16 vs Rochester after he was reassigned from Ilves Tampere where he spent the first 45 games of the season. His best game with Providence came March 24 when he scored his first two pro goals against Lehigh Valley. With Ilves Tampere, he scored two goals and 14 points before being assigned to the states. Koppanen played two seasons with the Ilves Under-20 Team of the Junior A SM-liiga, the top Finnish junior league. In 78 games, he scored 32 goals and 48 assists for 80 points with 32 penalty minutes and a +40 rating. Koppanen has represented his home country of Finland in international play on several occasions, skating in 10 games with the Finnish Under-20 Team in 2016-17 notching three goals and three assists for six points with a plus-three rating. He also won gold with Finland at the 2016 World Junior Championships.


#46 Scott Conway


POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0”    WGT: 185    DOB:  4-9-95    

BIRTHPLACE: Basingstoke, England

HIGHLIGHTS: Conway signed an AHL contract with Providence for the 2019-20 season on April 18, 2019 and signed an ATO that same day with them to be part of their 2019 Calder Cup Playoff run. Prior to joining the P-Bruins, Conway played three seasons at Providence College, scoring 40 goals and 75 points with a +16 rating. As a senior, he posted a career-high 15 goals, good for third on the team, and 29 points, good for fifth on the team. He was tied for sixth on the team in scoring as a junior and fifth as a sophomore while finishing third in goals. He led the team in power play goals as both a sophomore and junior. He began his collegiate career at Penn State University, earning Big Ten All-Rookie Team honors. He finished second in the conference in freshman scoring with 10 goals and 16 assists. He took a year off from college hockey in 2015-16, skating with the Penticton Vees where he led the league in scoring with 56 goals and 60 assists in 56 games. He also had nine goals and seven assists in 11 playoff games.


#49 Joel Messner


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 210    DOB:  3-11-94  


HIGHLIGHTS: Messner signed an AHL deal with Providence during the 2018 offseason after spending four seasons with the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In 135 games with them, he had seven goals and 35 assists for 42 points with 83 penalty minutes and a +12 rating. He also made NCHC Academic All-Conference in each of his four seasons. As a senior and captain of the University of Nebraska-Omaha this season, he recorded career highs in goals, assists and points while playing in all 36 games. He was named NCHC Scholar Athlete and earned the NCHC’s post-graduate scholarship. Prior to his time in college, he played for the Selkirk Steelers of the MJHL. His final year with them was his best, as he led all defensemen in the league and was third overall in scoring for Selkirk with nine goals and 44 assists for 53 points in 54 games. He was named the MJHL Top Defenseman in 2013-14 and was a MJHL First Team All-Star. Messner made his AHL debut October 20, 2018, recording his first point in the contest and his first AHL goal November 11.


#93 Anders Bjork


POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 185    DOB:  8-5-96   


HIGHLIGHTS: Bjork was selected in Round 5, #146 overall in 2014 by Boston and signed a 3-year entry level contract with them May 30, 2017. Prior to joining the Bruins, Bjork played three years at the University of Notre Dame. In his third and final season Bjork was one of the elite scorers in the country, contributing 35 points and being named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. He also has experience with the US National Hockey Team at the U17 and U18 levels and was a member of the 2016 Junior World Championship team. After a strong 2017-18 pre-season camp, Bjork began his professional career in Boston where he contributed 12 points in 28 games. On January 3 Bjork was assigned to Providence, scoring his first goal as a P-Bruin January 6 in Springfield. He was recalled to Boston at the end of January, but had a season-ending left shoulder arthroscopy and labral repair February 20, 2018. Bjork started the 2018-19 season with Boston but was assigned to Providence in late November. He underwent a successful surgery on his left shoulder and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.


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