Constructing Bruins roster: Does Bruins’ blue line have any space for Urho Vaakanainen?

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With the dog days of the NHL offseason now upon us, we’re going to spend the next couple of weeks taking a deeper dive at a number of players on the Bruins’ roster (or on the cusp of a roster spot) who could make a major impact on the club’s hopes of putting together another Cup run.

Here are our previous breakdowns of B’s players this summer: 

Part 1: F Danton Heinen

Part 2: F Peter Cehlarik

Part 3: F Charlie Coyle

Part 4: F Anders Bjork

Part 5: F Zach Senyshyn 

Next up, let’s take a look at the B’s most intriguing prospects on the blue line in Urho Vaakanainen: 

Player: Urho Vaakanainen
Age: 20 (turns 21 on January 1)
Position: Defenseman
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1 / 185 pounds
2018-19 Stats: (NHL) 2 games played – 0 goals, 0 assists, 9:06 ATOI / (AHL) 30 games played – 4 goals, 14 assists

Season in Review: