Jordan Caron isn’t the flashiest hockey player, but he has NHL dreams all the same.
The 22-year-old is resigned to the fact that he won’t out-skate every single opponent, and he’ll rarely throw a sick deke to leave a goaltender completely off-guard. However, what Caron does do well is grind out shifts and use his physicality as a defense-first forward — just the kind of player that Bruins coach Claude Julien likes.
Right now Caron toils in Providence awaiting the end of the NHL lockout and his chance to prove he belongs with the big team permanently. Check out the story of the Bruins’ 2009 first-round draft pick in the video above.