Boston Bruins: 4 Forwards Bringing NHL Bloodlines to the Organization

October 9th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
Lane MacDermid, born in Hartford, Conn. during his father’s final days as a Whaler, has more than established himself as his own player in the bordering state’s capital. He has, in essence, reached point of being the Bruins’ minor-league version of Shawn Thornton as he enters his fourth season in Providence.

His act of following one’s father’s path to the NHL with an extended stop at the Dunkin Donuts Center is about to become instantaneously trendy. Over the course of the 2012-13 season, the gritty AHL veteran will be joined by up to three offseason imports with past family ties to the Bruins or to Rhode Island hockey.

Chris Bourque, the ornate AHL veteran and son of the former Boston captain, is the biggest bear in the den from a PR standpoint. A longtime Hershey Bear and Washington Capitals farmhand, the younger Bourque was instrumental in terminating the P-Bruins’ last Calder Cup playoff run in 2009 and will now be banked on to end the organization’s postseason drought.

Christian Hanson, another seasoned AHLer bound for Providence, is the son of Slap Shot actor and former real-life journeyman, Dave Hanso ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.