Providence Bruins

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#2 Emil Johansson

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

BIRTHPLACE: VAXJO, SWEDEN

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 and scored his first pro goal November 12 in Springfield.

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#3 Tommy Cross

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'3"    WGT: 205    DOB:  9-12-89

BIRTHPLACE: SIMSBURY, CT, USA

HIGHLIGHTS:  Cross was drafted 35th overall by Boston in the second round of the 2007 NHL Draft and signed a two-year entry level deal in April of 2012 immediately after his senior year at Boston College. During his four years at BC, he won the NCAA Championship in his sophomore and senior seasons and was named captain his final campaign. He is now in his seventh season with Providence and has been captain of the team since 2015. Cross made his NHL debut October 15, 2015 against Colorado and scored first point two days later against Arizona. Last season was a career-year for him, as he set new career highs in goals, assists, points and rating and became P-Bruins all-time leader in games played March 18, 2017 after skating in his 279th career game for Providence. He also played in game 3 of Boston’s first round matchup in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs recording an assist.

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#5 Matt Grzelcyk

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5’9”    WGT: 174    DOB:  1-5-94    

BIRTHPLACE: CHARLESTOWN, MASSASCHUSETTS, USA

HIGHLIGHTS: Grzelcyk was selected #85 overall in the third round of the 2012 NHL draft by Boston and signed a two-year Entry Level contract with them at the conclusion of his senior season at BU. Grzelcyk spent most of 2016-17 with Providence but earned his first NHL recall December 14 and made his debut that night for Boston on the road in Pittsburgh. He began 2017-18 on Boston’s opening night roster and played in their opener. Later in 2017, he scored his first NHL goal November 24 vs the Penguins. Prior to his professional career, he played at Boston University for four seasons and was named MVP of the 2015 Beanpot Tournament after scoring the OT winning goal.

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#6 Connor Clifton

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 180    DOB:  4-28-95    

BIRTHPLACE: MATAWAN, NJ, USA

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 made his pro debut October 7 vs Springfield and earned first career point November 19 vs Hershey. His first career goal came shorthanded December 9 against Utica. 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 in his Senior season, 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.

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#7 Trent Frederic

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 215    DOB:  2-11-98

BIRTHPLACE: ST. LOUIS, MO

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 on March 13, 2018 and an ATO with the Providence Bruins that same day. During his first pro shift against Bridgeport, he earned his first pro point.

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#8 Chris Breen

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'7"    WGT: 224    DOB:  6-29-89    

BIRTHPLACE: UXBRIDGE, ONTARIO, CAN

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 re-signed with the organization on an AHL deal at the start of free agency in 2017 and is one of the team's alternate captains.

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#9 Zach Senyshyn

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POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'3"    WGT: 190    DOB:  3-30-97    

BIRTHPLACE: OTTAWA, ON, CAN

HIGHLIGHTS:  Senyshyn was the third of three consecutive first round picks when he was taken 15th overall in 2015 by Boston. He signed his 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 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.

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#10 Paul Postma

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT: 6’3”    WGT: 195    DOB: 6-22-89

BIRTHPLACE: RED DEER, AB, CAN

HIGHLIGHTS: Postma joined the Bruins organization on a 1-year deal at the start of free agency in 2017 and spent the first half of this season in the NHL. He was assigned to Providence on February 26 just after the NHL trade deadline and after clearing waivers. He previously spent eight years in the Winnipeg/Atlanta organization and in 191 NHL games for them scored 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points. His NHL debut came in during the 2010-11 season, but his best season came in 2016-17 when he recorded a career-best 13 assists for a career-high 14 points in 65 games. Postma was named to the AHL All-Star Team in 2011 & 2012 and named to the AHL First All-Star Team in 2012. Prior to his pro career he played 270 games in the WHL, scoring 44 goals and 117 assists for 161 points with a +63 rating. This includes a career year in 2008-09 in which he led defensemen in all scoring categories with the best rating in the league (+67) while being named to the CHL Second All-Star Team and WHL (East) First All-Star Team.

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#11 Josh Hennessy

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 200    DOB:  2-7-85    

BIRTHPLACE: BROCKTON, MA

HIGHLIGHTS:  Hennessy was drafted #43 overall in 2003 by San Jose and has 23 games of NHL experience. Prior to turning pro, he played four years with the Remparts of the QMJHL from 2001-05. In 269 games he scored 128 goals and 291 points with a +33 rating. Hennessy made his pro debut with Cleveland in 2005 and led them in all scoring categories. He was traded to Ottawa and spent four years in the organization, making his NHL debut in 2006. He scored his first NHL goal January 7 against the Flyers and was named to the 2007 AHL All-Star team. He became the second leading scorer in Binghamton history with 99 goals and 114 assists for 213 points. After a year in Switzerland, Hennessy signed with Boston and played three NHL games with them. He played most of the year with Providence and finished second in scoring. He spent the last five years overseas before returning to the states this season, signing a PTO with Providence at the start of camp. He scored his 150th pro goal February 23, 2018 vs BRI.

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#12 Justin Hickman

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POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6’2”    WGT: 224    DOB:  3-18-94    

BIRTHPLACE: LETHBRIDGE, AB

HIGHLIGHTS: Hickman went undrafted but signed a 3-year Entry Level Contract with the Boston Bruins in March of 2015. Prior to joining the Bruins organization, he played his junior career with the Seattle Thunderbirds, serving as team captain. He made his pro debut for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on April 11th 2014 against Albany and scored his first pro goal on April 13th against Springfield. Hickman also attended the Winnipeg Jets Development Camp in July 2014 but did not receive an offer. His Providence debut came October 9 2015 against Wilkes-Barre Scranton and he scored his first goal as a P-Bruin January 8th 2016 against Bridgeport. Hickman spent most of 2016-17 with the P-Bruins, but made two trips to the Atlanta Gladiators late in the season.​

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#13 Ben Marshall

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5’10”    WGT: 180    DOB:  8-30-92   

BIRTHPLACE: MAHTOMEDI, MN, USA

HIGHLIGHTS: Marshall signed as a free agent with Providence in 2016 but was originally drafted #201 overall by Detroit in the seventh round of the 2010 NHL Draft. Before going pro, he played collegiate hockey at the University of Minnesota, collecting 17 goals, 61 points, 127 penalty minutes and a +26 rating in 159 games. Marshall was named Assistant Captain in his senior season and helped the Golden Gophers claim four Conference titles and four NCAA Tournament appearances. His first pro deal came when he signed with the Indy Fuel of the ECHL and played all of 2015-16 there. Marshall split the 2016-17 season between the P-Bruins and Atlanta, making his AHL debut December 31, 2016 and recording his first career point. His first goal came January 8 in his fourth career game vs Hartford.

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#14 Sena Acolatse

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6’0”    WGT: 209    DOB:  11-28-90   

BIRTHPLACE: HAYWARD, CA, USA

HIGHLIGHTS: Acolatse spent five seasons in the WHL with most of his time coming in Seattle. After going undrafted in 2011, he became the first player from the Bay Area to sign with San Jose. He made his pro debut for Worcester April 9 and eventually inked a three-year entry level deal with the Sharks, playing the entirety of that contract with Worcester. He scored his first pro goal and assist on November 1 against the IceCaps and finished among the top three Sharks defensemen in scoring during his first two seasons. He moved on to Adirondack and played for the Flames in in 2014-15, finishing second among blueliners in goals. He spent the next year with Portland in their final AHL season, leading the team in PIM. He signed with the Thunderbirds for their inaugural 2016-17 season, finishing third in the AHL with 147 PIM. He signed a PTO with Providence prior to the start of training camp in 2017.

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#15 Jeremy Lauzon

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT:  194    DOB:  11-19-89  

BIRTHPLACE: VAL-D'Or, QC, CAN

HIGHLIGHTS: Lauzon is part of Boston’s loaded 2015 draft class and was selected #52 overall in round two by the Bruins. He signed a three-year entry level deal with the organization November 12, 2015 and is entering his first full pro season this season. Lauzon 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 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. His first career goal came April 7 against Bridgeport.

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#16 Jack Studnicka

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

BIRTHPLACE: Tecumseh, ON

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 September 26, 2017. Studnicka has spent the last three seasons with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League and was captain of the team in 2017-18. He led the club in scoring with 72 points and had a career high 22 goals and 50 assists. During the 2016-17 season, he skated in 64 games, amassing 18 goals, 34 assists and 52 penalty minutes. Studnicka also appeared in 62 games for the Generals during the 2015-16 season, registering four goals and 22 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. He also represented Canada at the 2017 U-18 World Championship, where he netted three goals in three games. He also represented his country at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, skating in four games, and the 2015-16 U-17 World Hockey Challenge, where he collected a goal and four assists in six games. He took part in Boston’s round-robin rookie camp in Buffalo in September, 2017 and joins Providence after being reassigned by Boston from Oshawa at the conclusion of their season. He made his pro debut April 6 against Hartford and earned his first pro points in the game

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#17 Adam Payerl

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POSITION: FORWARD    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'3"    WGT: 191    DOB:  3-4-91

BIRTHPLACE: KITCHENER, ON

HIGHLIGHTS: Payerl went undrafted after playing five seasons in the OHL with Barrie and Belleville. Over 306 OHL games, he scored 60 goals and 83 assists for 143 points. At the conclusion of his final OHL season Payerl joined Wilkes-Barre Scranton and eventually signed a three-year entry level deal with the Penguins. His NHL debut came April 6 for Pittsburgh against Colorado and he played two games with the team. After suffering an injury in his final season with Wilkes-Barre Scranton, Payerl was not tendered a qualifying offer by the team and he became a free agent. He signed a PTO with Milwaukee at the start of camp in 2015 which led to a full contract for the remainder of the season. He re-signed to a two-way deal at the end of the season and was an alternate captain for the Admirals in 2016-17. Payerl joined Providence prior to the start of training camp in 2017 on an AHL deal.

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#18 Kenny Agostino

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6’0”    WGT: 205    DOB:  4-30-92   

BIRTHPLACE: MORRISTOWN, NJ, USA

HIGHLIGHTS: Agostino was originally drafted by the Penguins in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft but was traded by Pittsburgh as part of their trade for Jarome Iginla. He played college hockey at Yale, helping the Bulldogs win their first NCAA National Championship in 2013. In 134 games for Yale, he scored 56 goals, 132 points and was a +49. Following his senior year, he joined Calgary for eight games in 2014 making his NHL debut March 21 and scoring his first goal April 4. His first full pro season came with Adirondack in in 2014-15, leading the team in scoring. The following season he again led the team in scoring while scoring his 100th career AHL point April 16, 2016. The following year was his first with the St. Louis organization and he spent most of the year dominating for Chicago. Agostino was named AHL MVP in 2016-17, posting 24 goals and an AHL-best 59 assists for a league-high 83 points in 65 games. He joined the Boston organization on a one-year deal and made his P-Bruins debut October 7. Agostino has made multiple trips between the NHL and AHL this season.

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#19 Ryan Fitzgerald

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5’9”    WGT: 2172    DOB:  10-19-94   

BIRTHPLACE: NORTH READING, MA, USA

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 is now in his first full pro season with Providence highlighted by a “Gordie Howe Hat-Trick” December 1 against Binghamton.

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#20 Colton Hargrove

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 205    DOB:  6-25-92  

BIRTHPLACE: ROCKWALL, TEXAS, USA

HIGHLIGHTS: Hargrove was drafted in the seventh round, #205 overall, of the 2012 NHL Draft by Boston. He played for the St. Louis Bandits of the NAHL in 2009 before playing two seasons in the USHL with the Fargo Force. He enrolled at Western Michigan University for three seasons before forgoing his final year of NCAA eligibility to join Providence for the 2015-16 season. Hargrove made his pro debut on October 9, 2015 against Wilkes-Barre Scranton and scored his first pro goal on November 1, 2015 against the Springfield Falcons. In his second season he recorded a six-game point streak from November 19 - December 2, scoring two goals and five assists for seven points. Over a fourth of his season scoring came during this run. Hargrove scored the game-tying goal in Game 6 of the Division Finals against Hershey May 16, 2017 en route to helping Providence earn a comeback victory on the road. Though not tendered a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent, he re-signed with the organization on an AHL deal.

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#21 Anton Blidh

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

BIRTHPLACE: MOLNLYCKE, SWEDEN

HIGHLIGHTS:  Blidh is in his third 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 DeBrusk for longest by a P-Bruin in 2016-17.

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#22 Peter Cehlárik

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 210    DOB:  8-2-95

BIRTHPLACE: ZILINA, SLOVAKIA

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.

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#23 Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6’1”    WGT: 192    DOB:  10-31-96   

BIRTHPLACE: STOCKHOLM, SWE

HIGHLIGHTS: Forsbacka Karlsson was drafted by Boston 45th overall in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft and is in his first 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 NHL debut came in Boston’s regular season finale April 8 vs Washington. He begins the 2017-18 season with Providence, and in his first AHL game he netted his first pro goal, assist and multipoint game.

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#24 Chris Porter

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POSITION: FORWARD    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 210    DOB:  5-29-84  

BIRTHPLACE: TORONTO, ON, CAN

HIGHLIGHTS: Porter was selected by Chicago with their tenth selection, 282nd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft but signed with the St. Louis Blues as a free agent on August 21, 2007. Before going pro, he played at the University of North Dakota from 2003-07. He made his NHL debut in the 2008 season opener for the Blues, scoring his first career goal October 18, 2008 vs the Blackhawks. After eight years in St. Louis, he signed a one-year deal August 8, 2015 with Philadelphia. After being placed on waivers, Minnesota claimed him October 1. After attending Blues camp on a PTO in 2016, Porter signed a PTO with Providence October 31, 2016 and recorded an assist in his first game with them. When Porter’s PTO expired, he signed a season long contract with Providence December 29 and scored his 150th AHL point January 15. He re-signed with Providence on an AHL deal at the start of free agency in 2017 and is one of the team’s alternate captains.

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#25 Colby Cave

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 190    DOB:  12-26-94

BIRTHPLACE: NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK, CAN

HIGHLIGHTS:  Cave went undrafted but signed with the Bruins in 2015 as one of the top free agents in the WHL. He spent four full seasons with the Swift Current Broncos serving as the captain for the 2014-15 season and playing alongside Jake DeBrusk. Cave made his AHL debut at the end of the 2014-15 season against the Hartford Wolf Pack and began his first full campaign the following season. He enjoyed a successful rookie season, playing 75 games and recording the eighth most points on the team. His first pro goal came on October 14, 2015 against Hartford and he had three multi-point games during the season. He also added three points in the postseason, including two goals. In 2016-17, Cave was one of only two P-Bruins (Wayne Simpson) to suit up in every game and now enters his second season as an alternate captain on the team. He made his NHL debut earlier this season on December 21.

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#26 Wiley Sherman

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'7"    WGT: 220    DOB:  5-24-95  

BIRTHPLACE: GREENWICH, CT

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.

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#27 Austin Czarnik

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'9"    WGT: 160    DOB:  12-12-92  

BIRTHPLACE: WASHINGTON, MI

HIGHLIGHTS: Czarnik was undrafted but signed an entry deal with Boston April 1, 2015 as a free agent. Czarnik spent four years at the University of Miami Ohio, serving as Red Hawks captain for two seasons and playing with Sean Kuraly for three seasons. After his senior year he played three games with the P-Bruins, making his pro debut April 11, 2015 vs Worcester. In his first full season, he and Frank Vatrano combined to form the most dynamic rookie duo in the AHL. Czarnik finished seventh in the AHL in points, the highest rank of any rookie. He earned his first career hat-trick December 18th in a 3-2 win over Bridgeport and was an AHL First Team All-Rookie along with Vatrano. Czarnik made his NHL debut October 13, 2016 for Boston in their opener against Columbus and scored his first career goal October 26 against the Rangers. He made three stints with Providence in 2016-17 and re-signed to a 1-year, two-way contract July 18, 2017 as a restricted free agent. He began 2017-18 in the NHL and has made multiple trips there this year. Czarnik was one of two P-Bruins players to represent the team at the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic, scoring 2 goals and an assist.

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#29 Cameron Hughes

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

BIRTHPLACE: EDMONTON, AB, CANADA

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.

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#30 Dan Vladar

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POSITION: GOALIE   S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'5"    WGT: 195   DOB:  8-20-97

BIRTHPLACE: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

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.

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#31 Zane McIntyre

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POSITION: GOALIE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 200    DOB:  8-20-92 

BIRTHPLACE: THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINNESOTA

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.

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#34 Kyle Keyser

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POSITION: GOALIE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 180    DOB:  3-8-99

BIRTHPLACE: Coral Springs, FL

HIGHLIGHTS: Kyle Keyser was undrafted but signed a three-year entry-level contract with Boston on October 3, 2017 after participating in their rookie camp September 7-11. He was assigned to Providence at the conclusion of the 2017-18 OHL season. With the Oshawa Generals in 2017-18 he went 28-13-0 with a 3.16 GAA and .904 save percentage. He appeared in 26 games with Oshawa in 2016-17, compiling a 7-9-0 record with a 3.40 goals against average and .891 save percentage. The netminder spent the 2015-16 season with the Flint Firebirds of the OHL, amassing a 4-10 record with a 4.37 goals against average and a .880 save percentage.

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#35 Jordan Binnington

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POSITION: GOALIE   S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 174    DOB:  7-11-93

BIRTHPLACE: RICHMOND HILL, ON

HIGHLIGHTS: Binnington was drafted in the third round, #88 overall, by St. Louis in 2011. He played four years for the Owen Sound of the OHL from 2009-2013 though made his AHL debut for Peoria April 15, 2012. In his final OHL season, Binnington set the single-season franchise records for wins and shutouts while being named to the First All-Star Team and Goaltender of the Year. He also helped his team to the OHL Championship in 2011. Most of his 2013-14 season was spent in the ECHL with Kalamazoo, but he earned his first AHL win January 5 vs Rockford. His first full AHL season came in 2014-15, going 25-15-4 with a 2.35 GAA, .916 save percentage and three shutouts for the Wolves. Binnington made his NHL debut January 14, 2016 vs Carolina but spent most of the year in the AHL. Last year was spent entirely with the Wolves, going 16-7-3 with a 2.71 GAA and a save percentage of 91.1%. After starting 2017-18 on Chicago’s roster, Binnington was reassigned to Providence by St. Louis and was one of two P-Bruins players to represent the team at the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic. He was named CCM Top Goaltender in the Skills Challenge and stopped 8-11 shots in the All-Star Challenge.

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#37 Jordan Szwarz

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POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 195    DOB:  5-24-91    

BIRTHPLACE: BURLINGTON, ON, CAN

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.​

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#38 Jakub Zboril

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POSITION: DEFENSE   S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 190    DOB:  2-21-97  

BIRTHPLACE: BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC

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, but has not played for the organization until this year. 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. Now in his rookie year with the P-Bruins, Zboril made his AHL debut October 7 during Providence’s opening night win vs Springfield. He registered his pro point with an assist December 3 in Bridgeport and scored his first pro goal January 26 vs Hershey.

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#43 Karson Kuhlman

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POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5’11”    WGT: 190    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.

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#44 Joona Koppanen

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

BIRTHPLACE: TAMPERE, FINLAND

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. 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.

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