BRUINS ALUMNI REPORT: Pro-Focus with Rueschhoff, Scheid, and Dickman

Jan 5, 2021

With the NHL season slated to begin in 10 days, teams are vigorously working their players to the bone trying to find out who’s going to be in the show and who’s going to be at an affiliate to begin the 2021 campaign. In the case of a few former Bruins, the dream is within reach.

NHL: Following a very successful three-year career at Western Michigan, Austin Rueschhoff (Bruins ’15-16) is currently competing for a roster spot with the New York Rangers. The Wentzville, Missouri, native signed with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent back in May 2020. As recently as Monday, January 4, Rueschhoff was skating on a line with the NHL’s number one overall pick Alex Lafrenière. Rueschhoff was a 70-point scorer for the Broncos over his three years and is very high on many NHL pundits lists of best undrafted free agent signing.

ECHL: Ian Scheid (Bruins ’14-15) began the off season as a member of the AHL’s Colorado Eagles, but the first-year pro has found himself great success in the early going with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. Scheid is currently on a three-game point streak for the Grizzlies, helping Utah win four-straight. On Thursday, December 31, Scheid registered his first points, his first goal, and his first multi-goal game with two tallies in a 6-3 Utah Win. The next night, Scheid registered his third goal of the season with a game-winner late in the third. Stretching his point-streak to three games, Scheid added an assist (his first in professional hockey) in Saturday night’s contest. All-in-all, Scheid has three goals and one assist in five games played for Utah this season.

ECHL:  After finishing the 2019-20 season with the Wichita Thunder, Jay Dickman (Bruins ’12-14) has picked up right where he left off. Following two points in six games to end the 2019-20 campaign, Dickman already has two assists in five games to start the 2020-21 ECHL season. The Thunder have won every game in which Dickman registered a point this year and currently sit in third place in the ECHL Mountain Division with a record of 3-1-1-0.