Tyler Seguin made his mark in the Bruins' rookies exhibition game against the Islanders Wednesday. (AP)BOSTON -- There wasn't much for Bruins fans not to like as they got a glimpse at their team's future on Wednesday night. They got the scoring (Jordan Caron), the fighting (a few guys) and, perhaps the reason they packed the Garden, a good look at Tyler Seguin. 



BOSTON -- Jordan Caron scored an empty netter in the game's final minute to give him a hat trick in the Bruins' 5-2 win over Islanders rookies at TD Garden on Wednesday night. Second overall pick Tyler Seguin picked up a pair of assists in the game, his first in a Bruins uniform. 

 

WILMINGTON -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas indicated Wednesday at captain's practice that he sees himself retiring after his current deal expires. Thomas, 36, is entering the second season of a four-year, $20 million contract signed following the 2008-09 season.

 

"If I had to speculate right now I'd say odds are, probably yeah," Thomas told WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, while also adding that how he recovers from offseason hip surgery will go a long way in determining whether he attempts to play into his 40's.

 

BOLTON — The Bruins and friends teed off for their golf tournament at The International, meaning practically all of the players were available to chat Monday morning in Bolton, the most interesting of which was Michael Ryder. The winger has been talked about plenty this offseason, but spoke for the first time Monday. 

 

WILMINGTON -- Bruins top prospect Tyler Seguin took part in his first official practice of this year's training camp on Sunday. After voluntarily skating with Bob Essensa's goalie camp last week, he skated alongside Jamie Arniel and Jared Knight as Peter Chiarelli, Cam Neely and Claude Julien looked on.

 

"I'm very excited," said Seguin, the second overall pick in June's NHL draft. "I just know that everything is finally here and this is where all the big impressions are made. It's nice to be out there to be able to show my stuff."

 

WILMINGTON -- Any concerns over how happy Marc Savard is after hearing his name in trade rumors all season were met with some positive news Sunday, where Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said the center was in town last week. Though he won't be back in Boston for Monday's golf tournament, Savard did hit the links recently by playing a round with Chiarelli himself. 

 

"He was in good spirits and [is in a] good frame of mind right now," Chiarelli said of their day together. 

 

WILMINGTON -- With the likes of Peter Chiarelli, Cam Neely, and Claude Julien looking on from the stands, the Bruins began rookie camp Sunday morning. After skating with Bob Essensa's goalie camp last week, second overall pick Tyler Seguin took to the ice wearing his No. 19 (he wore 57 at rookie development camp this summer and many of the other prospects in attendance were sporting high numbers).

 

According to multiple reports, Bruins winger Blake Wheeler made an appearance at Ristuccia Arena on Friday morning. The Boston Globe's Fluto Shinzawa notes that he arrived in town Thursday before stopping by the team's optional captain's practice on Friday. 

 

WILMINGTON -- Fifteen members of the Bruins took to the ice Tuesday for the first captain's practice. Players scrimmaged and partook in drills before meeting with the media. One of the more popular questions was how much longer the captain, defenseman Zdeno Chara, would be a member of the team. Chara's contract expires after the season and negotiations haven't reached a point of a deal being imminent.

 On the same day that the NHL dropped its investigation of Marc Savard’s contract, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told ESPN’s James Murphy Friday that he’s assured the center that he will remain in Boston.