DeBrusk shootout goal highlights Bruins' scrimmage

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WILMINGTON, Mass. – The speed and skill level of the Bruins prospects was finally on display at a scrimmage Friday to wrap up Development Camp and the young Bruins cubs didn’t disappoint. Young first-round pick Zachary Senyshyn potted a pair of goals while scoring three points, and was the best player on the ice.

Danton Heinen also had a goal and an assist in a 4-on-4 scrimmage that featured 12 goals scored in all and free agent camp invites Brandon Tanev and Andrew Poturalski also added a pair of goals as well.

"I was really looking forward to this week, and I don't think the players, Jay [Pandolfo] and his staff or the direction of this camp disappointed in any regard," said Bruins general manager Don Sweeney. "Today's scrimmage really highlighted some of the things we were hoping to see come out during the week, and I thought the week was a big success."

A number of Bruins up-and-comers also put on an offensive skills show in the penalty-shot session following the end of the two-period scrimmage. That’s a nice change for a B’s club that’s always struggled in the shootout.

There were other beauties, but first-round pick Jake DeBrusk pulled off the most picturesque of shootout moves when he opted for a backhanded flip behind both of his legs that easily flummoxed reigning Mike Richter Award winner Zane McIntyre.

“We have shootouts in the [WHL] and I’ve done some shootout attempts, but I’ve never done something like that,” said the 6-foot, 174-pound DeBrusk, who will likely be headed back to Swift Current in the WHL this fall after a stint at B’s rookie camp. “It was just kind of a fun thing especially at an event like this, and even in training camp, for example, I might try something like this. I’m just happy it went in, for sure.”

For guys such as DeBrusk and Senyshyn, they head back to summer conditioning workouts feeling good about their first impression with the Bruins organization and they left the fans with a few highlight-reel plays to get them excited about the future.

 

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