In this week’s edition of the Bruins Alumni Report, we look at three different former Bruins all in various stages of their careers.
ECHL: Cory Dunn (Bruins ’13-15) wrapped up his senior season last year at Adrian College. Following his departure from the Bulldogs, he got his first taste of the professional level in the ECHL with the Newfoundland Growlers. Despite not joining the team on their Kelly Cup Run, Dunn has found a new home in the ECHL, this time with the Kalamazoo Wings. With the K-Wings, Dunn was welcomed by several familiar faces. The first-year pro was met by former Bruins teammates Brennan Sanford and focus of last week’s Alumni Report, Jake Keilly. To go with that, Voice of the K-Wings is none other than former Bruins radio broadcaster, John Peterson.
WHL: Mads Søgaard (Bruins 17-18) lived what many can only dream of this past summer when he heard his name called at the NHL Draft.
The Danish-born netminder was selected in the second round of the NHL Draft, number 37 overall, by the Ottawa Senators. Even though he was the second goaltender drafted, Søgaard returned to the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. After posting a solid 2018-19 season with the Tigers where he went 19-8-2 with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage, Søgaard’s 2019-20 year is picking up right where last season left off.
Through seven games, Søgaard has a 4-2-1 record with a 1.99 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. If the 18-year-old can duplicate his production last season, he’s likely to compete for a job in the Ottawa Senators organization landing somewhere between the NHL and ECHL.
USHL: The Bruins advanced several players to the USHL over the offseason. Perhaps nobody is making a bigger splash than former Bruins forward Garrett Dahm (Bruins 16-19). The Mercyhurst-commit has been helping his Youngstown Phantoms team in leaps and bounds through the early part of the season.
With just seven games under his belt in the USHL, Dahm as already contributed four points (one goal, three assists). On Monday, October 14, Dahm scored his first USHL despite his team falling to the Chicago steel 10-3.
Garrett Dahm with his 1st @USHL goal ties the game at 1-1 at 9:58!
— Youngstown Phantoms (@YtownPhantoms) October 14, 2019