The Bruins honored some of the state’s young homegrown talent during Thursday’s game against the Sabres, presenting Charlie Coyle of Weymouth and Marissa Gedman of Framingham with the John Carlton Award.
The award is named after the late Bruins scout and is given to an outstanding male and female student-athlete in an eastern Massachusetts high school or junior hockey. Recipients are high school seniors who combine exceptional hockey skills with academic excellence.
Former Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman accepted the award on his daughter’s behalf, and he and Coyle chatted with Kathryn Tappen and Mike Milbury during the first intermission of Thursday’s game.
Coyle is headed to Boston University next year to play for Jack Parker, while Gedman will play college hockey at Harvard.
For more from Gedman and Coyle on the Bruins’ chances of making the playoffs, check out the video below.