Defensemen Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug have each graduated to the senior level, and they should be considered full-fledged NHL players from now on. As they continue their hockey journeys with the big club, new blood has entered the system by way of both draft and trade.
The Bruins selected six players at the 2013 entry draft in New Jersey, and a few of them are likely to emerge as top prospects in the near future. GM Peter Chiarelli also restocked the cupboard with three high-end prospects acquired in the Tyler Seguin Trade.
Following a 2012-13 season in which the Providence Bruins finished with the AHL's best record, here is a look at Boston's top 15 prospects:
All statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects