Okay, this is starting to get a little ridiculous. It is the same Bruins prospects week after week that are excelling in their respective leagues that are earning our BostonPucks.com prospect of the week honor.
Basically it’s Jeremy Swayman and Ryan Donato’s world and we’re just living in it.
Donato did not play this past week, so what does that mean? Yup, it means it’s Maine goalie Jeremy Swayman’s turn to be Prospect of the Week again.
There is good reason for Swayman to be prospect of the week again. Simply put, he lead the Maine Black Bears to a road sweep at Quinnipiac. He had a total of 95 saves in the two wins and is now unbeaten in his last 5 games, going is 7-3-1 total on the season. Swayman now has a 2.57 goals against average with a .927 save percentage. Very impressive stuff for the freshman goalie.
His efforts also got him Hockey East Player of the Week. He already earned rookie of the week honors earlier in the season.
There is no denying that Swayman has the size (6’2″) and the athleticism to play at the next level. Goalies tend to develop slowly, but in the relatively small NCAA sample size Swayman looks like a potentially good pick.
- Providence Bruins rookie Jesse Gabrielle scored his first goal of the season this past weekend against Utica. Gabrielle was a prolific scorer in the WHL, but has gotten off to a slow start at the professional level.
- Jakub Zboril went his first 17 games in the AHL without a point, but in the past 4 games he has recorded 3 assists. Zboril is a plus-6 in his last 5 games.
- Zane McIntyre has started to find his game. McIntyre has won his last 4 starts and now is 10-4-1 and sports a 2.66 goals against average with a .907 save percentage. McIntyre’s stats are not where they were last season, but he still has a lot of games to go.
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