The World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan, has been a coming out party for Bruins 2019 first-round pick (No. 30) John Beecher.
It’s one thing to read the tweets and watch the videos, but it’s another to get an in-person account of Beecher’s exploits. So in this week’s Bonus Skate Pod, co-host Matt Kalman caught up with NHL.com staff writer Mike Morreale, a veteran of more than a decade of covering prospects.
He was in Plymouth for all of Beecher’s breathtaking play, in addition to knowing Beecher’s play well from the center’s time with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Morreale describes what he saw from Beecher at the WJSS, what former Bruins player Beecher may compare to, and what Beecher’s potential could be at the University of Michigan and in the NHL.
And don’t forget to listen to The Skate Podcast every Tuesday, including this past week’s episode, when we talked about Charlie McAvoy, the Tuukka Rask/Jaroslav Halak combination and what the Bruins have to do to get rid of David Backes’ contract.