NHL teams are beginning to invite young players to their respective rookie camps, which will take place the week of July 3-7. This is typically a time during the summer when teams can take a good look at their prospects and invite unsigned prospects. The Boston Bruins will have plenty of their top young players at camp and have invited an intriguing prospect as well.
Bowling Green State University defenseman Eric Parker will attend Bruins Rookie Development Camp in a couple of weeks after playing 45 games over two seasons at Bowling Green, where he totaled two goals and 15 assists. The 22-year-old Calgary native made the CCHA All-Rookie Team in 2021-22 but played just eight games this past season.
Parker played four seasons with the Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League before attending Bowling Green. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound defenseman played 113 games with the Oilers and registered 16 goals and 62 assists. The right-shot defender was a South All-Star during the 2019-20 season and an Alternate Captain.
Last summer, Parker participated in New York Rangers Rookie Development Camp and will look to turn heads this summer in Boston as he tries to hook on with an NHL team as an undrafted free agent. The Bruins will announce the rest of their rookie camp roster within the next few days.