The emergence of youngster Tyler Seguin was something that most fans came to expect during his second year in the NHL. The former number two overall pick led the Bruins with 29 goals and 67 points during the 2011-12 season.
His impressive sophomore year with the Black and Gold registered positively in the minds of the Boston faithful as they awarded Seguin with his first honor as a professional. He was named the winner of the “Boston Bruins’ Seventh Player Award” for the player who had been the biggest surprise on the ice.
Seguin experienced another first this season when he suffered a torn tendon in his middle finger on his left hand. He recently had successful surgery to repair the tendon.
“I feel good,” said Seguin. “I went home for about a week to have the surgery and now I am looking forward to start working out again.”
According to John Bishop of BostonBruins.com, the injury occurred on March 15th in a 6-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. Since that game, Seguin still managed to record 10 points in the final 11 regular season games.
The recovery process is about 10 weeks and he just recently had the cast and stitches removed from his hand. He is now walking around in a splint. Seguin is currently not working out, but he hopes to start lifting weights within the next few weeks.
“My main focus right now is my core strength,” said Seguin in regards to what he needs to improve on this offseason. “Last year, we had a really short summer. Now that we have a bit more time, we can focus on the things we need to really improve on to help the team as a whole.”
If everything goes according to plan, Seguin should be ready to go by the start of training camp. All eyes will be on the kid to see what he will bring to the ice for his junior year.