Future Watch: Danton Heinen, Hockey Rookie Cards, Bruins

Future Watch: Danton Heinen, Hockey Rookie Cards, Bruins – Danton Heinen was selected with the 116th overall pick by the Boston Bruins in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. After that he played for the University of Denver and by the time he finished his second year there he was already averaging more than a point-per-game and he went on to win the NCHC Rookie of the Year Award.

When his college career ended, the talented center got a few regular season and playoff games in with Providence the Bruins AHL affiliate. His path to the NHL was getting closer.

Earlier this season got an 8-game stint after the preseason. When he didn’t produce any points the Bruins thought he should play another season in Providence. He put up 44 points in 64 games and 18 points in 17 playoff games. That was a very successful season for the Canadian prospect and now he has his sights on making the big club once and for all.

At 21, the pivot will get a good chance to make the team but he may need to play on the wing. At 6′-1″, 185lbs, he is versatile and strong enough to do that so his summer training will be the key as to whether he is ready to take the next step.

Here’s a look at him scoring a playoff goal:

Danton Heinen has a Young Guns rookie card  in 2016-17 Upper Deck Hockey Series 1. He also has NHL licensed rookie cards in several other current year Upper Deck products including SP Authentic, ICE, O-Pee-Chee and Trilogy to name a few.

Heinen has an urge to make the team and the Bruins have a need. That’s a good combination for both sides and since the prospect had a cup of coffee last year he has a much better chance this year because he knows what it takes to play at the next level. Consistency is the key and he’s had that at every level so far.

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Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen

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