Ranking The Bruins top 5 defensive prospects

Published August 2, 2023 at 3:06 PM

As the 2023-24 season approaches, the Boston Bruins are equipped with a solid defensive lineup, featuring seasoned players who have proved their mettle.

The team returns their core five defensemen while adding the experienced Kevin Shattenkirk from the Anaheim Ducks in free agency.

Notably, the Bruins have the luxury of not rushing their defensive prospects to the NHL this season, allowing them to develop further in the AHL or with their junior teams.

Here are the top five defensive prospects in the Bruins' pipeline:

Jackson Edward:

A physical defenseman standing tall at 6-foot-2, Edward brings a robust presence to the blue line. He will further develop his game with the London Knights.

Ty Gallagher:

Selected in the seventh round of the 2021 Draft, Gallagher has shown promise at Boston University with a good offensive game and excellent vision on the ice.

Jonathan Myrenberg:

Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks, Myrenberg showcased his skills in the Allsvenskan league last season. He will continue to develop with Linköping HC in the SHL.

Frederic Brunet:

An emerging prospect, Brunet impressed in the QMJHL with strong skating skills and physical presence.

Mason Lohrei:

Leading the pack as the top overall prospect, Lohrei has shown immense potential at Ohio State University and could soon make an impact as an NHL blueliner.

While Lohrei appears closest to NHL readiness, the Bruins' defensive prospects collectively display significant promise. The team's patient approach to development bodes well for the future as they continue to nurture and grow their young talents.

Source: Thehockeywriters
August 2   |   117 answers
Ranking The Bruins top 5 defensive prospects

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