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.


#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. He has twice represented Finland at the World Junior Championship. In 2018, he recorded an assist and plus-three rating in five games. In 2017, he played in six contests registering a goal. He also won two medals with Team Finland in the Under-18 World Junior Championship, claiming gold in 2016 and silver in 2017. 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.


#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 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.


#11 David Broll


POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 235    DOB:  1-4-93    


HIGHLIGHTS:  David Broll signed a PTO with Providence prior to the start of training camp and brings a veteran presence along with an enforcer mentality. He has five games of NHL experience with the Toronto Maples Leafs, an organization that drafted him 152nd overall in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL draft. Broll has spent the past two seasons with the Montreal organization, skating with the St. John's IceCaps and Laval Rocket. He accumulated 214 PIM over those two seasons, the most of anyone on the team. He made his AHL debut at the end of the 2011-12 season and began first full pro season in 2013-14. He started 2014-15 with the Marlies but was sent to the Orlando Solar Bears where he was an ECHL All-Star. That year he was traded to Tampa Bay and spent the rest of the season along with the 2015-16 season in Syracuse. Prior to turning pro, Broll played four seasons in the OHL with the Erie Otters and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, scoring 47 goals and 92 assists for 139 points with 285 PIM in 255 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.


#14 Austin Fyten


POSITION: FORWARD    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6’1”    WGT: 185    DOB:  5-3-91   


HIGHLIGHTS: Fyten signed an AHL deal with Providence in August 2018 following a long playoff run with Texas last season. He was part of a Stars team that won the Western Conference and made it to Game 7 of the Calder Cup Finals in 2018, and he pitched in with four goals in 11 playoff games. He spent most of the previous two years with Texas, but also suited up in five ECHL games with Idaho in December 2017. Fyten agreed to an AHL deal with Hershey in 2015, but spent most of the season in the ECHL with South Carolina. He played his first full AHL season with Lehigh Valley in 2014-15 after spending his first two pro seasons splitting time between the AHL and ECHL. In his AHL career, Fyten has suited up Texas, Oklahoma City, Lehigh Valley and Hershey. Prior to turning pro, Fyten played in 193 games for the WHL's Lethbridge Hurricanes from 2007-2011 scoring 55 goals and 122 points. He also appeared in six playoff games for the Vancouver Giants in 2011-12 scoring two goals and five points.


#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 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. 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.


#16 Ryan Donato


POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 193    DOB:  4-9-96    


HIGHLIGHTS: A Boston native, Ryan Donato was drafted by the Bruins 56th overall in the second round of the 2014 draft. He played collegiately at Harvard for three seasons, scoring 60 goals and 104 points in 97 games. As a sophomore, he helped the Crimson advance to the Frozen Four for the first time since 1994 while being named to the NCAA All-Ivy League First Team and NCAA Ivy-League Player of the Year. He led Harvard in goal scoring in his final season there, netting 26 goals while being a finalist for the Hobey Baker. After his junior year, he signed a two-year entry level contract with Boston March 18, 2018 and made his NHL debut the next day against Columbus. Donato had three points (one goal, two assists) in the game and finished the year with five goals and nine points in 12 games. Donato also skated for Team USA in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, leading the team with five goals and six points. He began 2018-19 with Boston, but was assigned to Providence November 1.


#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 Jesse Gabrielle

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 205    DOB:  6-17-97    


HIGHLIGHTS: Gabrielle was selected #105 overall in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Draft by Boston and signed a three-year entry level deal with the club on December 11, 2016. He turned into an offensive force in the WHL after getting drafted, as after scoring 25 goals in his first four seasons he scored 75 goals in his final two. Last season he was second on Prince George in scoring with 64 points, leading the club with 35 goals. Over his WHL career with the Cougars, Regina Pats and Brandon Wheat Kings, Gabrielle appeared in 250 games, recording 110 goals and 99 assists for 209 points with 376 penalty minutes and a plus-21 rating. In 27 WHL postseason games posted six goals and nine assists for 15 points with 43 PIM. He made his P-Bruins debut April 8, 2016 after agreeing to an ATO at the conclusion of Prince George’s season and has played parts of three seasons in the AHL. Gabrielle scored first pro goal December 10 against Utica.


#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.


#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.


#25 Colby Cave


POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 200    DOB:  12-26-94


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 and at one point played in 125 straight games. That streak ended because he was recalled December 21 to make his NHL debut with Boston. Now in his third season as an alternate captain, he re-signed with the organization as a restricted free agent on a two-year, two-way contract.


#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.


#27 Cody Goloubef


POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 200    DOB:  11-30-89  


HIGHLIGHTS: Goloubef was drafted 37th overall in 2008 by Columbus and has spent parts of six seasons in the NHL with Columbus and Colorado. He has 23 points over 129 games with his career high in scoring coming during the 2014-15 season. He represented Springfield in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic, a season in which he set an AHL career high in scoring with 28 points for the Falcons. He was traded by Columbus November 28, 2016 to Colorado for Ryan Stanton after spending the first six years of his career in their organization. Last season he played 46 games for Stockton, scoring eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points. He also represented Canada at the 2018 Olympics, posting two assists in six games en route to a Bronze Medal. This offseason, he signed a 1-year, 2-way deal with Boston at the start of free agency. Prior to turning pro, Goloubef played three seasons at the University of Wisconsin scoring 37 points in 118 games.


#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 Martin Bakos


POSITION: FORWARD    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6’2”    WGT: 198    DOB:  4-18-90    


HIGHLIGHTS: Bakos heads to the U.S. after spending 10 years playing in Europe. He spent last season with Liberec Bili Tygri HC, scoring 14 goals and 26 assists for a career-best 40 points in 52 games. Over three seasons with them (2014-16 and 2017-18), Bakos scored 99 points over 146 games with a +20 rating. In 2016-17, he played in 47 games with Kunlun Red Star of the KHL, posting 11 goals and 22 points. Bakos previously played in the KHL from 2012-14 with Bratislava Slovan and overall has 38 points in 102 games. From 2009-12 (with one game in 2007), Bakos played in the Slovak Tipsport Liga recording 71 points in 157 games. He represented Slovakia at the 2018 World Championships, 2018 Olympic Games and 2010 World Juniors Tournament. Now in his first North American season, Bakos signed a one-year, two-way deal with Boston June 14, 2018.


#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.


#43 Jan Kovar


POSITION: CENTER    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 215    DOB:  3-20-90  


HIGHLIGHTS: Kovar joined Providence on a PTO October 18, 2018 after being waived by the New York Islanders at the end of training camp. He originally signed a one-year deal with them after spending the previous five seasons in the KHL with the Magnitogorsk Metallurg. In the KHL, Kovar was a three-time All-Star, two-time First All-Star and two-time Gagarin Cup Champion. In 285 games he scored 286 points, registering 97 goals and 189 assists. In 2013-13 he led the league with a +46 rating and 45 assists. Prior to his time in the KHL, Kovar played five seasons with Plzen HC in the Czech Extraliga scoring 60 goals and 102 assists for 162 points in 236 games. Kovar represented the Czech Republic at the 2018 Olympic Games, scoring three goals and two assists in six games. He has played for the Czech Republic in five IIHF World Championship tournaments (2013-17). He made his AHL debut October 20, 2018 and scored a goal in the contest.


#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.


#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.


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