The Bruins reassigned Studnicka to AHL Providence on Sunday.
Studnicka made his NHL debut in the wake of the injury bug hitting the Bruins' forward group. The 20-year-old made his mark, securing an assist and was a plus-2 while averaging 12:08 of ice time with the big club. He'll head down to AHL Providence with valuable NHL experience, and could be a likely call up again should injuries pile up.
Studnicka notched an assist in 14:30 worth of ice time (including 1:06 on the power play) in his NHL debut in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Canadiens.
Studnicka's helper arrived on the B's final goal in the blowout, but it capped a solid debut for the 20-year-old, who centered the team's second line Tuesday. Studnicka got the call from the big club Monday, with Patrice Bergeron (lower body) sidelined, a promotion he earned by logging nine goals and 18 points in 21 games for AHL Providence. In the short term, the 2017 second-rounder figures to stick around as long as Bergeron is unavailable and long term, Studnicka profiles as the organization's top forward prospect, given that he's a heady two-way player with some offensive upside.
The Bruins recalled Studnicka from AHL Providence on Monday.
The 20-year-old is picking up the pace and should be considered in dynasty fantasy formats, generating nine goals and nine assists over 21 AHL games this year. At the very least, Bruins fans should be excited about his future with the club. It appears Studnicka is being brought up to the big club in case David Backes (upper body) is unable to play Tuesday against the Canadiens.
Studnicka has been assigned to AHL Providence.
The 2017 second-rounder has progressed to the point where he's viewed as one of Boston's top prospects, but the skilled 20-year-old forward will now head to the minors to work on his all-around game in his first season as a pro.
Studnicka scored his second goal of the preseason during Wednesday's 2-0 shutout of the Devils.
Coming off a successful final season in the OHL, the Bruins will look for Studnicka to build his game in AHL Providence. Splitting games last season between Niagara and Oshawa of the OHL, Studnicka scored 36 goals and 83 points in 60 games. He will likely be in the next round of roster cuts for the Bruins, but has already made a noticeable impact this preseason.
Studnicka tallied a goal and two assists in OHL Niagara's 6-3 win over Erie on Thursday.
Traded from Oshawa to Niagara in early January, Studnicka now has six goals and 11 points in his first seven games with his new club. The second-round selection from 2017 has seen his stock rise since the Bruins selected him 53rd overall in 2017. Studnicka is a big body (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) with a decent scoring touch. He's a couple years away, but the 19-year-old looks like he will be a contributor for Boston down the line.
Studnicka has been traded from OHL Oshawa to Niagara, the Boston Herald reports.
The 19-year-old, who had been serving as Oshawa's captain, has logged 12 goals and 34 points in 30 OHL contests this season. Additionally, the 2017 second-rounder represented Canada in the recent 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship, en route to notching a goal and four points in five games. For now, Studnicka will continue to hone his craft at the junior level, but the young forward -- who made his mark in Boston's training camp this past fall -- figures to make a run at an NHL roster spot next season.
Studnicka has been returned to AHL Oshawa .
The 19-year-old was always a long-shot to make the big club out of camp this year, but Studnicka has emerged as a quality forward prospect for the B's and should compete for full-time work in Boston as soon as next season. In five games for AHL Providence following the close of Oshawa's 2017-18 campaign, Studnicka showed flashed of his upside on offense en route to logging a goal and five points.
With OHL Oshawa eliminated from the playoffs, Studnicka is slated to join AHL Providence, the Boston Globe reports.
Studnicka, who the Bruins took 53rd overall in the 2017 NHL Entry draft, led Oshawa in scoring this past season with 72 points (including 22 goals) while serving as the team's captain. The 19-year-old needs some seasoning before making the leap to the big club, but the 6-foot-1, 171-pounder projects as a heady two-center at the NHL level and his addition to the ranks bolsters the team's already strong prospect corps.
Studnicka posted a hat trick in OHL Oshawa's 6-2 win over Mississauga on Friday.
Studnicka's numbers this year (20 goals, 67 points in 63 games) won't blow anyone away, but he has, by all accounts, been one of the most underrated players in the OHL all season long. Boston's 2017 second-round pick has size (6-foot-2, 180 pounds), some grit, and the ability to play either center or wing. Studnicka signed his entry-level deal with the Bruins just prior to the start of the season.
Studnicka signed an entry-level contract with the Bruins on Tuesday.
The Bruins nabbed Studnicka with a second-round (53rd overall) pick in this year's draft. He's already at work with the OHL's Oshawa Generals, having notched a pair of goals with three helpers over two games. In order for him to evolve into a fantasy stud -- pun intended -- he'll need to work on his strength and beef up on his current 6-foot-1, 171-pound frame. At 18 years old, the versatile forward is just getting started. The Bruins are hoping that Studnicka's strong OHL playoffs last season (15 points in 11 games) are indicative of the youngster's offensive potential.
The Bruins have returned Studnicka to OHL Oshawa.
Studnicka, whom the Bruins drafted 53rd overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, turns 19 in February and is probably a couple of years away from making a run at an NHL roster spot. The 6-foot-1, 171-pounder needs to bulk up before he embarks on that journey, but he's versatile enough to play both wing and center, and Studnicka brings some good skills on offense to the table, having notably notched 15 points in 11 games during last season's OHL playoffs.
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
|MORE CAREER STATS|