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Right on Target

Boston's Ryan Button brought the right attitude to Dev Camp 2010

Tuesday, 07.6.2010 / 7:25 PM ET / Features
By Abigail Seaver  - BostonBruins.com
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Right on Target
Wilmington, MA -- On Tuesday, Bruins prospect Ryan Button, the Black & Gold's third round pick (87th overall) in 2009, began his second professional development camp with Boston.

The defenseman seemed at ease.

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“You just kind of know the ways, you know the people,” said Button of after this morning's fitness test. “You know, the training staff, [Strength and Conditioning Coach John] Whitesides, the coaches, [General Manager Peter] Chiarelli -- you know, everyone -- and it makes you feel a lot more comfortable.”

One downside to being a veteran of camp means you know what is ahead. For instance: the dreaded shuttle run. The Bruins use the timed sets of sprints as a baseline measure of fitness.

Button explained the prospects' trepidation.

“It’s not the best feeling that’s for sure and there are more fun things to do," he said. "But you know what? It’s the test they have and it’s something that’s got to be done

"The quicker it’s over the better.”

Running it as quickly as possible is the obvious point. And after it was all over he was able to look back with with a smile on his face

“It really plays with your mind knowing that you have to come in here and do the run test," said Button. "But as soon as it’s over you can kind of relax and you can just go and have fun and play some hockey.”

Well, not exactly. The new B's have two sessions of team building, fitness and leadership with "The Program" in Bedford and Lowell before they hit the ice in Wilmington on Wednesday.

In the meantime, Button, aged 19, hopes to help some of the "younger" prospects feel more comfortable in their new home away from home.

“Knowing the young guys a guy like [Boston Bruins 2010 draft pick Ryan] Spooner and other draft picks who are coming in they’re a little bit younger and probably a little bit more tentative,” said Button. “I kind of try to help them out and just help them relax.”

But Button still has bigger things coming this summer.

“I’m going to do my best at main camp and hope to make the Boston Bruins,” said Button.

That has been his main goal since he was drafted.

“Is it realistic? Probably not," admitted the young blueliner. "But you know what? I’m going to come here with a good attitude, give my absolute best shot and hopefully make a spot coming into the Boston Bruins this year.”

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