Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
TD Bank
Features

The Hammer is a Bruin

With their final pick in the 2012 Draft, the Bruins selected Colton “The Hammer” Hargrove

Tuesday, 06.26.2012 / 4:00 PM / Features
By Joe Gallagher  - BostonBruins.com
X
Share with your Friends


The Hammer is a Bruin
Edmonton may have selected a Nail with the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but in the 7th round the Bruins got \u201CThe Hammer.\u201D With their final pick in the draft, the Bruins selected Colton \u201CThe Hammer\u201D Hargrove - the 215-pound forward from Rockwall, Texas.

BostonBruins.com - Edmonton may have selected a Nail with the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but in the 7th round the Bruins got “The Hammer.”

With their final pick in the draft, the Bruins selected Colton “The Hammer” Hargrove - the 215-pound forward from Rockwall, Texas.

“It’s a dream come true,” Hargrove said of being drafted in the NHL.

Boston Bruins Director of Amateur Scouting, Wayne Smith, explained the Bruins strategy -- and thereby the B's reasoning for taking Hargrove -- in the draft.

“We wanted to add some size and some toughness," said Smith. "We got that down the stretch."

The Dallas-born Hargrove fits the mold of a big power forward that could bulk up the front lines of the Black & Gold in the coming years.

Like all draft picks, hearing his name called was a pleasant surprise from the uncertainty leading up to draft day.

“I talked to Scott Fitzgerald about it and he said they’re interested in me and my advisor said yesterday they might pick me with their last pick,” Hargrove said.

Smith credited the diligence of the Bruins scouting staff, and particularly Fitzgerald, for discovering Hargrove.

“Credit to Scott Fitzgerald for initially getting in there and identifying him so our staff was well aware of him,” Smith said.

Hargrove credits the USHL for getting him noticed.

“You know I wasn’t really getting scouted that much and then I came to the USHL,” the forward said of his coaches John Marks and Byron Pool who worked with him. “I think that’s what helped me get here.”

The 19-year-old is a left-handed shot and has a versatile style.

“Kind of just a skilled grinder that likes to hit so I think I can bring a physical game and some skill to the team,” Hargrove said.

Last season with Fargo, Hargrove scored 16 goals with 22 assists for 38 points in the USHL.

The Hammer’s also not afraid to drop the gloves. An internet video of Hargrove shows him squaring up with Jared Hanson of the Lincoln Stars, sending a bloodied Hanson to the box after a flurry of uppercuts from the southpaw.

“He’s also a big, strong kid,” Smith said of Hargrove's appeal to the Bruins.

Smith compared Hargrove’s character to their earlier draft pick, Cody Payne, who Smith described as “as tough as they come.”

“Certainly Colton Hargrove is a similar type player,” Smith said. “Very physical, very tough. I’m sure the Bruins fans will get to know them and enjoy them when their day comes.”

Hargrove looks forward to joining his former teammate, Zane Gothberg, at the Bruins Development camp next week.

“I’m real excited finally get to see him again,” Hargrove said. “I haven’t seen him in a while and hopefully we’re on opposite teams so I can score on him a couple times.”

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
2 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
3 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
4 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
5 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
6 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
7 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
8 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 34 6 17 3 23
C. Soderberg 34 6 17 7 23
D. Hamilton 34 7 13 1 20
B. Marchand 31 8 11 8 19
L. Eriksson 34 7 12 7 19
R. Smith 34 8 9 2 17
M. Lucic 34 6 10 3 16
T. Krug 30 6 6 4 12
C. Kelly 32 3 9 4 12
D. Krejci 14 3 7 1 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
N. Svedberg 4 4 0 .925 2.24
T. Rask 13 10 3 .913 2.52
Hallmark Health System Bruins for a Day
BRUINS FAN POLL
 
Friendly's - Official Family Restaurant and Ice Cream of the Boston Bruins
Jack Links
NHL Ticket Exchange
Dunkin' Donuts Ultimate Bruins Experience Sweepstakes   AMI Graphics   Geico - Aim for savings

Click the instant ticket and enter to win Second Chance Drawings