By: Jeremy Perrigo
Its that time of year, the time when only one of the big four sports is in season and sports radio talk shows have to work their hardest to fill the airspace with meaningful content. While there may be little on-ice action coming from the Bruins organization, as development camp has finished and training camp is not set to begin until early September, B’s players are still keeping busy in different ways.
These activities range from spending time with family and getting in some off-ice training, to helping run youth camps abroad.
Here are some of the things that the B’s are up to this off-season:
Torey Krug, David Pastrnak and Tuukka Rask
Krug, Pasta and Rask are with B’s alum Hal Gill running development camps with the Bruins organization on a 10-day excursion to Beijing and Shanghai. This is the second year in a row the organization has made the trip around the world in partnership with O. R. G. Packaging in anticipation of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and to help grow the popularity of the sport among Chinese youth.
Pastrnak has participated in both trips to China and he looks like he is starting to get used to the scene:
The crew will be out of the United States for another week running youth camps and participating in chinese culture, which includes a visit to the Great Wall of China.
The B’s rookie defenseman had 16 points during the regular season and averaged a time on ice of 20:48 over 82 games in his inaugural season in the big league. He was recently featured on the Bruins television series “Behind the B” and it appears he is quite the family man:
Family and friends are Carlo’s focus as of late. He also seems to be enjoying the nice weather, per his most recent instagram post:
In Recent news from the Bruins organization, Spooner has been signed to a one-year contract worth 2.825 mil. In 78 regular season games with the Bruins Spooner had 11 goals and 28 assists.
It appears that this off-season Spooner has been mixing in hard work with leisure; working on his golf swing while also doing a little promo at the gym:
The veteran winger had 17 goals and 21 assists in 74 regular season games with the black and gold. Backes has a well-known passion for animals and spends much of his time on social media bringing awareness to organizations dedicated to preventing the negligence, exploitation and abuse of furry friends across the globe. He has also been attending events for philanthropic organizations with his wife Kelly:
Oh yeah, and his daughter Stella is adorable too:
Marchy lead the team in points last season with 85 (39G 46A). Three of those goals were short-handed (also a team high). If the Bruins want to return to the playoffs this coming season, expect 63 to play a big role in getting them there.
While Marchand has been difficult to track this off-season, he was seen in early May cheesing on his wife Katrina’s Instagram:
Krejci played a full 82-games with the B’s last season for the first time in his professional career. In those 82 games he tallied 23 goals and 31 assists for third on the team in points with 54.
While David himself does not post much on social media, he did toss up a photo in late May on what appears to be a visit to a haunted prison in Charleston, South Carolina:
We also have his wife, Naomi, to thank for more insight into what the Czech forward’s life may be like away from the rink - as seen here in an apparent relocation:
The 29 year-old winger had a tough year in Boston where he played only 49 games, recording just three goals and five assists in that time.
Beleskey became a dad this past March to daughter Ivy. He seems to be using this off-season to get in some quality time with his new arrival:
Local stars Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara are not known for their presence on social media. Some players enjoy using the summer as their one chance to escape from the spotlight of the press, and who can blame them really. Bergeron was at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas in late June, where he won his fourth career Selke Trophy for the league's best two-way forward, but has been aloof since.
If you do want to find Chara when he is in town, your best bet is to simply walk the city streets. Big Z has always made a point of trying to act like just another Boston resident when he is away from the rink, but at 6’9’, that isn’t always the easiest thing to do:
Here are a few "Summer Selfies" from various B's players including Kevan Miller, Adam McQuaid, Frank Vatrano and Charlie McAvoy: