10. Johnny Boychuk
Boychuk will be spending time this season as one of the leaders of a much younger defense than the Bruins have had in the past. With Andrew Ference now in Edmonton, Boychuk will have to take the lead in helping young defensemen Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, and Matt Bartkowski adjust to playing full-time in the NHL.
After scoring just one goal in the 2012-13 regular season, Boychuk took off in the playoffs, scoring six to go along with his plus-4 rating.
Boychuk’s continued growth as a veteran leader on a younger defense will be another key in helping the Bruins to a successful 2013-14 campaign.