The University of Denver product got a taste of professional hockey last season at Providence and he may be on the fast track to Boston. The forward is part of a talented trio of prospects that include Tyler Seguin and Jordan Caron — that Bruins fans are looking forward to seeing on TD Garden ice.
Colborne knows that he needs to work hard in the upcoming training camp, though, if he wants any chance of making the Boston roster when camp breaks.
"So I get to try to come in here and show what I can do and try to make the decision to send me down a tough one," he said recently. "Some of us young guys are hungry and want a spot bad."
Chances are, Colborne will start the season in Providence. But if the 6-foot-5, 216-pound forward continues on the career path he's currently on, it won't be long before Bruins fans see him trade in a sweater with a "P" for one with a "B."
Check out the video below for more of Naoko Funayama's report on Joe Colborne.