Prospects Analysis: Atlantic Division Breakdown
Prospects Analysis: Atlantic Division Breakdown

This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.

The second entry in a four-part series, this piece breaks down the prospect pools of each franchise in the Atlantic Division, including the teams and leagues for which they played in 2015-16. The bolded numbers next to players' names represent their rank among the NHL's top 100 prospects, if applicable.

(Note: Players with 25 games or more of NHL regular-season experience are not eligible.)

Boston Bruins
1. Zachary Senyshyn, F, Sault Ste. Marie [OHL] 62
2. Jake DeBrusk, F, Red Deer/Swift Current [WHL] 66
3. Charlie McAvoy, D, Boston University [NCAA] 74
4. Jakub Zboril, D, Saint John [QMHJL] 78
5. Malcolm Subban, G, Providence [AHL] 83
6. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, F, Boston University [NCAA] 96
7. Brandon Carlo, D, Providence [AHL]/Tri-City [WHL]
8. Anders Bjork, F, University of Notre Dame [NCAA]
9. Ryan Donato, F, Harvard University [NCAA]
10. Ryan Fitzgerald, F, Boston College [NCAA]
Sleeper: Danton Heinen, F, Providence [AHL]/Univ. of Denver [NCAA]

Overview: Boston's six top-100 prospects tie them with Toronto for the second-most in the league. Their five top kids were all first-round selections. It's a deep group with potential future NHL regulars at every position.

Carlo (6-foot-5, 210 pounds) is a tank wearing skates. His offensive game is slowly improving, although he's more of a shutdown guy at this point. If he ever gets to the point where he can chip in 25 or 30 points a season, he could be a perennial All-Star. Bjork

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Jon Litterine
Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead MMA Writer and MMA Editor. He has covered numerous MMA events live. He's also RW's NHL Prospect Analyst. Jon has been writing for RotoWire since 2005. He is a graduate of U Mass-Lowell.
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