BOSTON (AP) — The adjustment to the NHL got a little easier this week for Boston Bruins rookie Tyler Seguin, the highly touted No. 2 overall pick in the draft.
Seguin had been projected to move from center to wing because of the Bruins’ depth down the middle. But with Marc Savard out indefinitely with post-concussion syndrome, Boston has been able to work out Seguin at center for his first couple days of training camp.
The 18-year-old is expected to continue to play center while Savard is out, which means more responsibility and an onus to take care of the defensive end without sacrificing too much on offense. Seguin scored 106 points last season with Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League.