The Boston Bruins team that hits the ice later this week for training camp will look almost nothing like the team that skated off the TD Garden ice in defeat earlier in the spring after their historic season came to a shocking halt against the Florida Panthers.
Gone are the likes of Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Taylor Hall, Tyler Bertuzzi, Dmitri Orlov, Tomas Nosek, and Nick Foligno. Meanwhile, coming into town are Morgan Geekie, James van Riemsdyk, Kevin Shattenkirk, and fan favorite Milan Lucic.
And there will be an additional new face on the Bruins this season, albeit working along with Jack Adams Trophy-winning head coach Jim Montgomery. The Bruins have announced that they've hired former Malden Catholic and Austin Prep high school hockey head coach John McLean as an assistant coach:
For those of you wondering, this isn't the same John McLean who suited up for the New Jersey Devils and later spent time behind their bench.
He'll be replacing John Gruden, who departed town to accept the head coaching position with the Toronto Marlies, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Original 6 rival Toronto Maple Leafs.
Additionally, the Bruins have hired Dan Darrow as Assistant Video Coordinator; Josh Pohlkamp-Hartt as Associate Director of Hockey Analytics; Campbell Weaver as Director of Hockey Systems; Derek MacKinnon as a Pro Scout, and Milan Jurcina as a European Scout.
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