Monday marks 66 days until the Sept. 18 training camp opener, when the established professionals reconvene. They could join one or both of the first-round draft picks who spent the past week training with their fellow young aspirants.
The one of those two with a mystery future is David Pastrnak, who has yet to round out his first full month in the organization. But even if he returns overseas for the balance of the next year, there will be no shortage of recent development camp attendees in the Bruins’ vicinity.
New England puckheads can expect to see goaltender Malcolm Subban in person at a multitude of regional AHL venues. He was the camp’s lone participant with professional seasoning and should assume an elevated role in Providence, assuming Niklas Svedberg makes the parent club.
Likewise, those who caught glimpses of the prospects at Ristuccia Arena can seize the opportunity to see many of them on the NCAA scene this winter. A smattering of local talent from local programs is either maintaining, restoring or accelerating its developmental pace.
The following slides expand upon each of these top storylines stemming from the Boston brass’ latest chance to evaluate its greener prospects.