19-year-old Anthony Camara is having a break-out season with the Ontario Hockey League’s best Barrie Colts, and if he is to keep this up, you’re going to be seeing him in a Boston Bruins uniform sooner rather than later.
Camara was drafted by the Bruins in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in the 3rd round (81st overall), which is looking like a total steal for the B’s at this point. The 6-foot-1 left winger is turning into the ideal power-forward; he’s got the speed, toughness, scoring ability and physicality (remind you of a certain player, Milan Lucic, maybe?) and it’s all certainly being seen this season. To start the season, Camara put up a hattrick against the Ottawa 67′s, and has since scored in every game but 3 for the Barrie Colts. He’s playing with top Winnipeg Jets prospect Mark Scheifele, which makes things a little easier for him, however, this confidence-boosting season could be just what the talented winger needs. The tick-tack-toe plays that Camara and Scheifele are able to put together are quite impressive. Camara will drop the mitts with the toughest of them in the OHL as well, making the black and yellow look like the right colours for him.
Anthony Camara is in his fourth season of OHL hockey now, and he just keeps getting better and better. The Toronto, Ontario native was acquired by the Barrie Colts from the Sagniaw Spirit last year and did have a career year, but only put up 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in 64 games played. To put things into perspective, Camara already has 10 goals and 6 assists in only 11 games played with the Colts this year. If you are to look at his numbers, the improvement can easily be seen. Camara is much like Lucic in the sense that Lucic didn’t really have that offensive explosion until after he was drafted by the Bruins. #15, the assistant captain, will be a huge part of the Barrie Colts OHL run this year, and the team is looking like they may come out as the top dog in the OHL’s Eastern Conference (currently on an 8 game win streak after starting the season with 1 win and 2 losses). Keep your eyes out for Camara, because he is going to be a guy that the Boston Bruins love, and the Montreal Canadiens hate.