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Krug Battling to Return to NHL

WILMINGTON, MA – Every single player at the Bruins’ sixth annual Development Camp has one career goal in mind – to suit up and skate in an NHL game. Well, that is except for defenseman Torey Krug, who is trying to do it again.

The Bruins signed Krug as a free agent after Michigan State’s season ended on March 25 of this year, and he made his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 3 at the TD Garden.

What's Next for Knight?

WILMINGTON, MA – Having just finished his third Bruins Development Camp, forward Jared Knight is ready to take his game to the next level. Only time will tell if he’ll be suiting up in Providence or Boston this fall.

Knight’s solid play in Wilmington earlier this month impressed Providence Head Coach Bruce Cassidy, but the 20-year-old still has something to prove.

Tuned Up Carr at Camp

WILMINGTON, MA - Camp invite Daniel Carr made the most of the grueling 2012 Bruins Development Camp and proved he can more than hold his own amongst top young talent.

“This is awesome,” said Carr of camp. “It’s a great experience.”

Carr brought an already impressive resume to Wilmington, having played for Union College last season and had both 20 goals and 20 assists for 40 points.

The Payne Train

WILMINGTON, MA When the Bruins selected a bruising power forward named Cody Payne in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, his agent told him he couldn’t have landed in a better spot.

It looks like his agent was right.

“I see a guy and if he’s in my train tracks there’s no doubt I’m gonna finish the checks,” Payne said after a physical final practice at Development Camp last Sunday.

Florek Floors It

WILMINGTON, MA - Every prospect at the Bruins Development Camp dreams of dropping their day jobs and picking up a stick full time.

For 21-year old Justin Florek, that dream is becoming a reality.

“For once in my life I don’t have a job in the summer,” said Florek, who used to work at the YMCA in Marquette, Michigan. “My job is hockey now, so [I’m] just really focusing on that, spending a lot of time at the rink and in the weight room.”

Volden Continues to Improve

WILMINGTON, MA – With the conclusion of the Bruins sixth annual Development Camp, goaltender Lars Volden looks to continue and improve himself and grow as a high prospect in the B’s goalie tree.

"It has been a tough five days," he said on the final day of camp. "We have had physical tests and we have been running on the beach.

"It’s been hard practice but I think that’s good that’s what we have to do to make ourselves better."

Grzelcyk Gears Up

WILMINGTON, MA – For most of the prospects at the Bruins Development Camp, their first stop in Boston was Logan Airport.

The pro hockey hopefuls flew in from all different parts of the globe, but for Matt Grzelcyk in particular, it was only a short stretch of highway between home and Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA.

“My earliest memory is probably – I was about two,” said the Bruins 2012 NHL Entry Draft 3rd Round (85th overall) draft pick. “The old Boston Garden before it got knocked down, I was privileged enough to skate on there.”

Camara: More Than Just Toughness

WILMINGTON, MA – If Anthony Camara’s Development Camp jersey was stitched with the number 22, fans at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA may think that Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton had arrived to pick on the unassuming youngsters.

While there are similarities between their games, the number 51 worn by Camara served as a reminder that he still has a lot of work to do to garner comparisons to the beloved Bruins fourth liner.

“Definitely,” Camara said when asked if he feels pressure to show improvement

Focused Ferlin

WILMINGTON, MA – The sixth annual Bruins Development Camp is stacked with athletes from an impressive list of academic institutions. Cornell University’s Brian Ferlin is no exception.

“Hockey-wise it’s probably not much different because we’re still working just as hard,” Ferlin said of the Ivy League school. “It’s just the academic side has a little more emphasis.”

In his first season with the Big Red, Ferlin was named ECAC and Ivy League Men’s Hockey Rookie of the Year. He tallied eight goals and 13 assists for a total of 21 points in 26 games, but an injury kept him sidelined from the playoffs. He credited his teammates for his regular season success.

Sexton Steps Up

WILMINGTON, MA - For a Development Camp veteran like Ben Sexton, a big part of the week is not only showing his skills, but also helping out the rookies.

“It’s been good, this is my fourth one now, so I kind of know what to expect and it’s a great week always,” said the 21-year old forward. “As an older guy I just look to help anyone that needs it.”