Boston Bruins Top 20 Prospects


The dog days of summer are finally here for hockey fans. All the excitement of the draft has finally evaporated and Free Agent Frenzy has passed. As of now, NHL teams are holding their prospect development camps to get an idea of how their new shiny toys stack up versus their other prospects.

October appears to be a light-year away. Fortunately for you, Frozen Futures has you covered. Each day we will be going over the Top 20 Prospects for a team in the NHL. From Anaheim to Winnipeg, we have you covered. This post is the Boston Bruins Top 20 Prospects

We will consider all players who have played in 65 NHL games or less before the age of 24  as prospects.

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The Boston Bruins farm system is not very good. They do not draft very well, and thus do not have many young players to step in and alleviate some salary cap space. This is partially why they are in such a bleak situation with their veteran players overpaid and no one to take their spots.

Last season, they finally saw a glimpse of hope when two prospects, David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner, contributed to the team positively and actually for the month of March two of the only productive players.

Even so, the Bruins have just two prospects in hockey’s top 50; Pastrnak and goalie Malcolm Subban, who struggled immensely in his only NHL game.

By my estimation, Pastrnak, Spooner, Zane McIntyre, Joe Morrow, and Zach Trotman will likely be on the NHL roster and Subban and Ferlin have a chance to be on it as well. Trotman struggled in Dougie Hamilton’s absence last season while Ferlin never added much anyways.

Linus Arnesson, who hasn’t left Sweden until the AHL playoffs, could crack the roster with a solid training camp but he’ll likely be with Providence. He could become a real prospect for them if he can prove he can play in North America.

One last prospect that might be a sleeper is Austin Czarnak out of Miami/Ohio, who the Bruins signed this off season. He won’t crack the roster, but a good showing with Providence could earn him some playing time after a solid Redhawks career.

Hockey’s Future lists these strengths and weaknesses of the system:


  • Talent and depth on defense.
  • Talent and depth at all forward positions.
  • Depth in goal.


  • Lack of elite forward

Here are the top 20 for the system. Make sure to vote on who you think should be on top.

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Who do you think is the Bruins #1 prospect?

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