Bruins' future on display in Wilmington
BOSTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- With Tim Thomas all but out of the picture, it's officially Tuukka time in Boston. Goaltender Tuukka Rask accepted a one-year deal worth $3.5 million to stay with the team instead of becoming a free agent.
The Bruins' future was on display today at their 6th annual development camp in Wilmington. MalcolmSubban and Dougie Hamilton were the main attractions.
“You just want to get your foot in the door and get some taste of what it’s like and this camp is a taste of what the Bruins are like,” said Subban.
The Bruins last two first round picks have more in common than just the letter ‘B’ on their jersey. Both received applause when they took the ice for the first time in the black and gold.
“When I first got out there you know, all the people cheering, you know, it's kind of like -- you know, it’s a bit of pressure. You haven’t done anything yet. But it's pretty fun obviously,” said Subban.
Hamilton and Subban are now teammates for the first time at any level but these guys go way back.
“I grew up always playing against him; we were always in the same league. It's definitely fun to have him here,” said Hamilton.
“Our parents actually know each other. So I’ve known him for a long time,” said Subban.
It may take a few years before we see some Subban between the pipes in Boston. For Hamilton, he hopes that time is now.
“It’s my goal and I’m working as hard as I can to do it,” said Hamilton.
“It’s hard to push somebody out of the way to grab a job, I don’t see too many NHL guys wanting to give it up,” said assistant general manager Don Sweeney.
“It’s a steep hill to climb and Dougie’s no different.”