Monday, February 20, 2012
Carter Camper Gets His First Call-Up To The NHL, With The Boston Bruins
After losing two straight and four out of their last six (two shootout wins) while getting blanked in four of their last nine contests, the Boston Bruins are in desperate need of somebody that can put the puck in the net.
With the trade deadline now only a week away, they are still trying to find answers from within the organization as today they called up Carter Camper, a center from the Providence Bruins.
The first-year pro and former four-year star and Hobey Baker finalist at Miami University (Ohio) is expected to join his new teammates tomorrow in St. Louis as they prepare for Wednesday night's game with the Blues.
This season, Camper led the Providence Bruins with 14 goals and 24 assists. He played center on their top forward line. Boston signed him as a rookie free agent on April 7, 2011.
So far in two games, Josh Hennessy has failed to make any sort of impact but maybe the diminutive (5-foot-9) Camper will show more of a scoring touch. Also of note, Camper is on Twitter (@c_camps11) which is exciting for Black and Gold fans because only Tyler Seguin and Steven Kampfer are currently active on the great social media tool.
If Camper doesn't play on Wednesday, he has two other chances (Friday in Buffalo and Saturday in Ottawa) to impress the Bruins' front office and head coach Claude Julien on their six-game road trip.
Who knows, maybe they're trying to showcase him for other teams with the trade deadline in mind? Hopefully he has a little more Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley (both currently out with injuries) in his game than Josh Hennessy.