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Prospect Profile: Nick Tremblay

B's pick proves a broken jaw is a long way from the heart

Monday, 08.04.2008 / 10:17 AM / Features
By Mark Nugent  - Media Relations Intern | Boston Bruins
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Prospect Profile: Nick Tremblay
Nick Tremblay
Wilmington, MA -- It would be have been very difficult for anyone to miss Nick Tremblay on the ice at the Bruins annual Development Camp. You see, the 5-11, 190 pound forward was the only prospect wearing a full cage on his helmet rather than the common half shield.

“Yeah, I got my jaw broken two months ago and it hasn’t recovered 100% yet, so it’s still a month until I can just wear a visor.

“I usually wear a shield but I didn’t want to break it again.”

Drafted with Boston’s fifth pick, 173rd overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Tremblay skated into Boston Bruins Development Camp and refused to let anything as ‘minor’ as a broken jaw stop him from attempting to fulfill his NHL dreams.

“It doesn’t really change my game, it’s just that you can't really see as clear as you can when you have a visor,” said the forward.  “It’s hard to get used to it when you played four years with just a shield.

“But it’s something I have to get used to for college hockey.”

Tremblay will attend Clarkson University this fall and compete against the rest of the ECAC while playing for the Golden Knights.

Last season with the Smiths Falls Bears in the Central Junior Hockey League, the forward gave a preview of what college hockey (and B’s fans) can expect in the future.  While playing with (the appropriately named) Bears, he posted 51 goals, added 59 assists and totaled 110 points in only 57 games. Those numbers were good enough to capture the league scoring title and take home the CJHL Most Valuable Player award.

“I played last year in Ontario and that’s where I earned a scholarship to go (to Clarkson) next year,” said Tremblay while sitting in the B’s locker room in Wilmington. “I have four years to get better -- maybe (less) if (the Bruins) want me (earlier) -- but I still have a good four years to get in shape.”

After being drafted in Ottawa in June, the slick skater from Ottawa continued to make a name for himself in July and it was interesting to see, after the third day of camp, that Tremblay’s hardnosed, gritty style of play carried over into the much anticipated and very successful team bonding outing – bowling at Kings in downtown Boston.

“It was fun,” said Tremblay. “A couple of our players are pretty good, some of them got 160, so I guess there is some hidden talent here.

“I think my best game was 156, which is pretty good because I usually don’t get over 100.”

Clearly, Tremblay stepped up his bowling game when he got to Boston, but whether it was in the lane or on the ice, Tremblay’s athleticism was easily discerned.

“There’s a lot of good rookies in here,” he said when asked about his terrific attitude. “We’re all just trying to prove what we can do.”

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