There was a time only two short years ago when Jordan Caron was on an upward career trajectory and appeared to be on the cusp of securing an NHL job. But then the 22-year-old winger suffered a series of injuries last season and wasn’t able to answer the bell when the Bruins held their abbreviated January training camp once the lockout had ended.

Instead Caron finished with 12 goals and 21 points in 64 games between Boston and Providence and was nowhere to be found during the B’s playoff run to the Stanley Cup Final. That was a departure from the prior season when Caron was one of Boston’s strongest players down the stretch for a Bruins team that would bow out in the first round of the playoffs.

Caron signed a one-year deal with the Bruins this summer that served as a pay cut from last season. He's a pretty smart kid; the Quebec native knows this might be it for him if he can’t establish himself on the NHL roster.

“I don’t want to think about [last year] anymore. I just want to turn the page and am looking forward to next season” said Caron. “I think there is more room in the lineup than there’s been in the last few years.