Bruins Say Griffith Is Ready For Next Step

Seth Griffith at Boston Bruins development camp - Photo by Brian Babineau/

Seth Griffith at Boston Bruins development camp – Photo by Brian Babineau/

Although he’ll undoubtedly be returning to the OHL’s London Knights for one final season, the Boston Bruins think Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith is ready for the next step.

Proving nearly eveything he can at the OHL level, Griffith also has his sights set on the next level, “I definitely want to play for the Providence Bruins,” Griffith told about his hopes for next season. “That’s what I’ve been looking for all year. At the same time, hopefully I can get a couple games in with the Bruins.”

Griffith who has lead the London Knights to back-to-back OHL championships however, will not be rushed by the Boston Bruins organization, even if it is to the AHL level with Providence, according to Providence Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy.

“He’s got to find his own pace and hopefully it’s quick for everyone’s benefit, but it doesn’t always work that way. We know that so you take your time and they go at their own pace,” Cassidy said of Griffith and other Bruins prospects in the story.

“We try to accelerate that, obviously, but you see it at every level….different guys develop at different stages and we just want to make sure we do our best to make him a player that the Boston Bruins can use at some point.”

Griffith, a fifth round draft pick of the Boston Bruins in 2012, will attend Bruins rookie camp September 3 in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and will undoubtedly be a part of the Bruins’ rookie team as they travel to the Florida NHL Rookie Tournament in Coral Springs, Florida from September 6 to September 9. Griffith will then hope to be invited to Bruins’ main camp when it opens September 11, only 5 days before the Bruins open their preseason schedule against the Montreal Canadiens.

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    Brad Woods 5 years

    As far as I’ve seen it for Seth he’s accomplished everything at the OHL level that he can and that he probably wants to. Providence is where he hopefully will go play. I hope he doesn’t end up like another Corey Locke, a small prolific OHLer who never found his place in the NHL. Probably 2 seasons in the AHL for Seth then hopefully ready for the NHL.