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By: Mark Allred | Follow me on Twitter / X @BlackAndGold277

Boston Bruins forward prospect Trevor Kuntar has been a player to track since the B’s organization selected the versatile forward in the third round in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The 22-year-old 6′-0″ 196-pound New York native is on a nice developmental path coming up the system into his first professional hockey season.

In the USHL with the Youngstown Phantoms, he posted 49-44-93 numbers in three seasons before heading off to the bright lights of NCAA Hockey, more particularly in the powerhouse Hockey East Conference. Before leaving BC as a junior, Kuntar posted 28-31-59 totals in 93 career games, having a career year in his last season of college hockey, going 13-16-29 in 34 games during the 2022-23 regular season.

Well, tonight, Kuntar scored his first professional hockey goal in his third career American Hockey League game. Trevor’s first goal of the 2023-24 season can be seen below in the twee provided by the official Twitter / X account of the AHL and was at the 12:41 mark of the first period and assisted by a pair of Providence defensemen Parker Wotherspoon and Jakub Zboril.

Trevor has been noticeable in his first three pro games with the Providence Bruins. He’s an intelligent player who reads the ice well and has decent speed while possessing an offensive skill set. What really sticks out to me and others who regularly cover the Providence organization is his aggressiveness to get into those dirty areas and battle through tight-checking situations.

He’s also never shy when following through and completing body contact with the opposition. Definitely a prospect Bruins fans should keep an eye on for that option to have a skilled player in the fold, ready physically for the rigors of the National Hockey League and how much of a grind it is at that level.