Frank Vatrano and Ryan Fitzgerald led the hit parade for the months of October and November, and for the third consecutive month, we have a forward that has earned the highly subjective SPBPOTM award.
Zach Senyshyn really ran (or skated) away with it last month, as he scored 11 goals and 17 points in nine games with the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to silence the critics who piled on the “reach” bandwagon when the Bruins picked him at 15th overall.
While Senyshyn was not projected to go as high as he did, the Bruins liked him enough to draft him with the third of three consecutive first-round selections from 13-15 last June. The 18-year-old Ottawa native scored 26 goals (in 66 games) over the entire season and already has 23 goals in 34 games. The 6-2 right wing has elevated his game in helping the offense-challenged Greyhounds in the early going and wears the ‘A’ as one of the club’s assistant captains.
I have a specific post coming up on Senyshyn, so I’ll leave it here for now, but the prospect is growing by leaps and bounds.
Other players in the hunt for prospect of the month honors were (in no particular order): Malcolm Subban, Seth Griffith, Jesse Gabrielle and Brandon Carlo.