The Bruins hope to bounce back tonight in Colorado after a disappointing matinee Monday and play the way they did in their season opener against the Nashville Predators.
Bruins Sign white to PTO
The Bruins made a couple of minor transactions on Tuesday. One includes the signing of ex-Montreal Canadian tough guy Ryan White to a PTO. White could bring some grit and toughness to the Bruins’ young and speedy forward group. White has quite the resume in the NHL, playing for the Montreal Canadians, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes, and the Minnesota Wild. He hopes the Bruins are his next destination. “I play my game wherever I go,” said White. ”I’m probably here for a reason — just to play physical, straight up and down, north-south game, and chip in when I can. It’s pretty self-explanatory the way I play, and I can’t change it now.”
Coaches and Players Comments
Brad Marchand had some kind words on White when speaking to the media on Tuesday. “He’s a very competitive guy, very hard to play against, and a really good player,” Bruins winger Brad Marchand said of White. “He’s one of those guys you don’t want to play against, but you love to have him on your team. Very good locker room guy, and he’s the kind of guy you need on your team to go deep in the playoffs.”
Head Coach Bruce Cassidy also had some things to say about White’s game play. “We’ve lost David Backes and Noel Acciari on the right side. We know what they can give us every night; They give us straight-line play, they’re gonna be physical, they’re going to get to the net. We’ve lost that element.” When asked about White’s potential addition to the B’s, Cassidy added, “They might not be sexy players, but Ryan White has a history of playing that way. He was available for a look, and we’re gonna look.”
Although the Bruins have a ton of young players down in Providence, they could really benefit from having a guy like White on their roster. He’s the type of player that’ll look out for all the young players. White could also score the odd goal or two for them while being used in a bottom-six role.
Signing White to a PTO wasn’t the Bruins only transaction on Tuesday. With the Bruins prospect pool overflowing with young talent, forward Danton Heinen was the chosen one getting the call from from the Bruins on Tuesday
after recording an assist for Providence in their first game of the season. Heinen skated in 64 games for Providence last season. He recorded 14 goals and 30 assists for a total of 44 points in his first full season in the Bruins organization. Heinen has shown he can score at the AHL level and he’s being given a chance to do the same with the Bruins. Heinen has grown a lot as a player in the last year, and hopefully it continues for him and of course with the other youngsters as well.