Boston Bruins report cards: No. 12 Brian Rolston
Throughout the offseason, Bruins Daily will be posting daily report cards on each individual of the 2011-12, Boston Bruins.
In order of jersey number, each player will be highlighted. In today’s edition, we have number 12, Bruins forward Brian Rolston.
Name: Brian Rolston
Weight: 214 lbs.
Contract: Unrestricted Free Agent in 2012-13
2011-12 NHL Season stats:
Regular season: 21 GP, 3/12/15, plus-7, 8 PIM, 39 SOG
Playoffs: 7 GP, 1-2-3, minus-2, 0 PIM, 17 SOG
When Bruins fans heard they reacquired Brian Rolston from the New York Islanders at the trade deadline, one can imagine there were many sighs of frustration. Rolston was 39 years-old and accumulated nine points in 49 games for the Islanders. The veteran made Boston fans believers out of him again notching three goals while adding 12 assists in 21 games. The chemistry Rolston brought on the third line was unmatched. His experience and rocket of a shot kept him on the ice and when he was out there, he contributed nicely to the mix silencing any critics post trade deadline. General Manager Peter Chiarelli should see what he can do about bringing this unsung leader back to the Bruins locker room next season.
Final Grade: A-