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Boston Bruins Sign John Beecher to ATO

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By: Ryan Duffy | Follow Me On Twitter @Rduffy26

On Wednesday morning, Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced that they had signed the University of Michigan forward and the Bruins’ first-round pick in 2019 (#30 overall), John Beecher, to an Amateur Tryout deal (ATO) for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. It’s also believed that Beecher and his camp … Keep Reading

Bruins Prospect Beecher had a big Game in Return to NCAA Michigan Lineup

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By: Mark Allred | Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Last night the NCAA Michigan Wolverines played cross-state rival Michigan State and got a huge 7-2 victory at the Yost Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Five former NHL first-round selections got involved in the point-producing onslaught, including Boston Bruins forward prospect John Beecher. This was Beecher’s 2021/22 NCAA regular-season … Keep Reading

Returning to Michigan for Another Year is a Smart Move for Bruins Prospect Beecher

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By: Mark Allred | Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Last week the annual Boston Bruins development camp from the Warrior Ice Arena saw recent organizational prospects in attendance along with talented camp invites to round out the roster. Bruins forward prospect and 2019 first-round selection John Beecher was at the Brighton, Massachusetts training facility for his second development camp festivities after missing last … Keep Reading

Bruins Prospect Becker’s NCAA Career Is Officially Over, Could Sign Pro Soon

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By: Mark Allred | Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

The 2020-21 NCAA season for the Michigan Wolverines came to an abrupt end today as the University’s hockey team was forced to withdraw from the Men’s Hockey Tournament due to Covid-19 protocols. In an article published today from ESPN Staff Writer Alex Scarborough, Wolverines Head Coach Mel Pearson had this to say after … Keep Reading

Bruins Alumni: Happy Birthday John “Pie” McKenzie

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By: Andrew Lindroth | Follow me on Twitter! @andrewlindrothh

John Mckenzie was born on December 12th, 1937, in High River, Alberta, Canada. He began playing juniors as a 16-year-old forward for the Calgary Buffaloes (WCJHL) and the Medicine Hat Tigers for two years. When he turned 19, he transferred to the OHA-Jr. League and played for the St. Catharines Teepees (OHA-Jr.) from 1956-1958. … Keep Reading

Bruins Prospect Beecher Notches First NCAA Goal For Wolverines

By: Mark Allred  |  Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
Boston Bruins 2019 first-round draft pick John Beecher is off to a fantastic start to his collegiate hockey career. In five games thus far for the University of Michigan, the 18-year-old Elmira, New York native has four points in five games to begin his freshman year in the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Big Ten Conference. After posting his first career point … Keep Reading

Bruins 2015 7th Round Selection Is Ready For NCAA Career

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By Mark Allred               Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Last week Boston Bruins prospect Jack Becker who was the last selection in the 2015 National Hockey League Entry Draft officially committed to the University of Michigan. Although he was heavily rumored to attend Michigan Tech University and the University of Wisconsin, the 6′-3″ 192-pound center decided to take his talents to Ann Arbor, … Keep Reading