Frustrated to death that I haven't seen the press summarize the Bruins draft choices and only having rants about the players I took it upon myself to do it.

Here are the facts and figures for as much as I could google and put in the same place so you could see them all at once.

The Bruins have drafted goalie Malcolm Subban with the No. 24 pick. Subban is the younger brother of Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban.

Malcolm Subban plays for Belleville of the OHL. In 39 games last year, Subban recorded a 2.50 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. Subban had three shutouts. Younger brother Jordan Subban also plays for Belleville. (Globe)


Malcolm Subban

Born Dec 21 1993 -- Rexdale, ONT 
Height 6.00 -- Weight 178 -- Shoots L


(Hockey DB)



2009-10: Selected in the 11th round (218th overall) by Belleville in the 2009 OHL Priority Draft, Subban appeared in one game with the Bulls, and played in two junior games with the CCHL's Toronto Junior Canadiens – spending most of the season with the Mississauga Reps. The Reps captured the GTHL championship and reached the final game of the 2010 Telus Cup (Canada's midget AAA hockey championship).  Subban recorded two saves in 13 minutes of action in his lone appearance with the Bulls and was 0-1 with a 3.39 goals against and .882 save percentage in two games with the Junior Canadiens. Subban split time with Santo Provenzano for the Reps and was most impressive in the Telus Cup championship game, stopping 55 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Notre Dame Hounds. In 14 regular season games he had a 1.86 goals against and in 7 playoff contests was at 2.00 goals against. In five Telus Cup contests he was 2-2-1 with a 3.07 goals against and .921 save percentage.

2010-11: Subban played in 32 games for Belleville, being named to the OHL's All-Rookie Team, and represented Canada at the 2011 U18 World Junior Championship. Playing on a Bulls team that finished with the league's third-worst record, he was 10-17-2 with a 3.16 goals against and .900 save percentage. The Bulls reached the playoffs by finishing three points ahead of Peterborough in the East but were swept by Mississauga St. Michael's. Subban started three of four games in the playoffs, and had an impressive .933 save percentage and 2.02 goals against despite going 0-3. Subban appeared in five of seven games for fourth-place Canada at the U18 WJC and was 3-2 with two shutouts; finishing with a 2.98 goals against and .913 save percentage.

2011-12: Subban skated in 39 games for Belleville in his second season; being hampered by a mid-season groin injury. He was one of the OHL's top goaltenders and a big part of the Bulls turnaround as Belleville finished second in the East Division. He finished with a 25-14 mark and recorded three shutouts with a 2.50 goals against and .923 save percentage. In the Bulls' six-game playoff season with eventual OHL runners-up Ottawa he was 2-4 with one loss coming in overtime and had a 2.93 goals against and .917 save percentage. Subban was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and was the top ranked North American goalie in Central Scouting's final rankings (up from 20th in the mid-term rankings) prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

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* The Bruins have drafted defenseman Matthew Grzelcyk in the third round. The Charlestown native will report to Boston University in the fall. Globe)


Matt Grzelcyk

Born Jan 5 1994 -- Charlestown, MA 
Height 5.09 -- Weight 150
(Badhab note - have seen him listed at 171)



(hockey db)

Badhab note - lots of articles about this kid, but I can't find anything of substance.  I only found one youtube clip  - he's #7



* In the fifth round, the Bruins have picked forwards Seth Griffith ... (Globe)


Seth Griffith

Right Wing
Born Jan 4 1993 -- Wallaceburg, ONT 
Height 5.11 -- Weight 185 -- Shoots R


(Hockey db)


Seth Griffith is a 5’10 185lb Canadian forward from Wallaceburg, Ontario who has played his junior hockey for the London Knights. Griffith, selected 65th overall in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection, was undrafted last year after posting 62 points (22-40) in 68 games. This past season, however, Griffith exploded for 85 points (45-40) in 68 games along with 49 penalty minutes and a +24 rating. Good enough to be top 10 in OHL regular season scoring. Griffith also added 23 points (10-13), 12 penalty minutes, and a +14 rating in 19 playoff games (not including the Memorial Cup games) which put him in the top 5 for playoff scoring. Griffith has a combined 37 points (17-20) in 35 career OHL playoff games.

As evidence by his point totals this past year, Griffith is an offensive playmaker. Although his goal totals suggest he’s a sniper (45 goals was 3rd best in the OHL) Griffith put out two consecutive seasons of 40 assists. Griffith is a very good passer and is a pass first guy which angered some Knights fans because he manned the point on the power play and wouldn’t shoot as often. Griffith is a puck possession guy who can slow down games and see plays 2 or 3 passes before they happen but also has the improvisation skills to create plays by himself. He’s a very agile and quick skater. Griffith is versatile enough to play all 3 forward positions and play them all well. Griffith also has a solid defensive game and played in checking roles at times for the Knights in his career. Also, his 37 playoff points in 35 playoff game show he’s a clutch performer and shows up when it matters most.

The biggest knock on Griffith is his body size. He’s a shorter guy and doesn’t have the muscle massthat would allow him to play in a 3rd line checking role in the NHL. Griffith also, despite his agility and quickness, doesn’t have the high gear for speed that a player of his size should have to make up for his lack of an elite offensive skill set. Though that can be developed, as can his muscle mass.

(from the hockey house)

He was invited to the Lightning dev camp - he's #67



* In the fifth round, the Bruins have picked forwards  ... Cody Payne.



Cody Payne

Born Jan 14 1994 -- Weston, FL 
Height 6.02 -- Weight 189 -- Shoots R


(Hockey db)


* The Bruins have selected Matthew Benning in the sixth round. Benning is the nephew of assistant GM Jim Benning (Globe)

Born May 25 1994 -- St. Albert, ALTA 
Height 6.00 -- Weight 205 -- Shoots R

(hockey db)

badhab note - found the least about him among the bunch


Colton Hargrove (Badhab note to Globe, nice job omitting this kid.  (sarcasm))


Colton Hargrove

Born Jun 25 1992 -- Rockwall, TX 
Height 6.03 -- Weight 209

The Fargo Force has announced the 3rd NCAA Commitment from a DFW Based Player this season yesterday when Fargo Force ForwardColton Hargrove announced his commitment to Western Michigan University which competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). Hargrove is in the middle of his 2nd season for the Force in the USHL as he has been a part of the top line which also includes Austin Farley (Minnesota-Duluth) & Bryn Chyzyk (North Dakota). 

Hargrove is known for his hard nosed style of play where he brings a physical component and an improving scoring touch over the course of the season since he went scoreless during his first 7 games of the season. However, since the Christmas Break he has registered just over half of his 23 points in 34 total games played this season. He's also is tied for 2nd in assist for the team Willie Corin with 14 assists, in addition to his strong assist totals, he also has registered 9 goals with 67 Penalty Minutes and a Plus/Minus Rating of +3 so far this season.
(from some blog somewhere)