WILMINGTON -- The average fan might not even know which offensive position he plays, but if anyone knows anything about Loui Eriksson, it’s that he’s considered underrated. 



Both Mike Napoli and Will Middlebrooks are in the starting lineup Monday as the Red Sox kick off a three-game series against the Tigers. Both players sat on Sunday against the White Sox, with Monday marking the first time in three games that infielder Xander Bogaerts will be on the bench.

Speaking at the team’s press conference to announce his four-year extension, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said that the move he is most proud of in his seven years wasn’t a player acquisition, but the hiring of coach Claude Julien.

The Bruins announced their roster for rookie camp, which is set to begin next Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena. It is as follows:

FORWARDS: Anthony Camara, Mitchell Dempsey, Campbell Elynuik, Alex Fallstrom, Justin Florek, Seth Griffith, Jayden Hart, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight, Matthew Lindblad, Wayne Simpson, Ryan Spooner, Maxime Villemaire

DEFENSEMEN: Mickael Beauregard, Chris Casto, Alex Cord, Tommy Cross, Jesse Lees, Steven Spinell, Zach Trotman

GOALTENDERS: Adam Morrison, Malcolm Subban

The Bruins announced Thursday that they have given general manager Peter Chiarelli a four-year contract extension that will run through the 2017-18 season. Chiarelli was entering the final year of his current contract.

The Bruins have reached the postseason in six of Chiarelli’s seven seasons as general manager and have reached the Stanley Cup finals twice, winning it all in 2011. He is one of three general managers to win a Cup with the Bruins, as they won multiple Cups under Art Ross and Milt Schmidt.

WILMINGTON -- If all goes according to plan, Bobby Robins will be in the NHL the next time he reads “The Catcher in the Rye.” 



Bruins forward Shawn Thornton, who is entering the last year of a two-year, $2.2 million deal, said Wednesday that he does not plan on retiring after the season and would like to play “another year or two at least” with the Bruins.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has been added to Team Canada’s Olympic management staff, something that became official Sunday as Olympic hopefuls (46 players) met in Calgary for a three-day orientation.

Chiarelli isn’t the only Bruins representation at the camp, as Claude Julien is an associate coach, while Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand are among the players in attendance.

The Bruins announced Tuesday that they have promoted Keith Gretzky to Director of Amateur Scouting, hired P.J. Axelsson as a European amateur scout and hired Keith Sullivan as an amateur scout.

The Bruins are going to be very good this season. Maybe they'll be better than last season, but remember, better does not mean more successful.