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Getting to know Joe Colborne

From Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe:

Just three years ago, Colborne was tooling around as a skilled but averaged-sized high school player in Calgary. He was only 5-9 and about 150 pounds. At age 15, just as a growth spurt was about to trigger, he enrolled at Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, the hockey factory that churned out the likes of ex-Bruins Gord Kluzak and Lyndon Byers. (For the record, the mention of both names drew only what could be described as a polite stare and apologetic shrug from Colborne.)

Colborne played well at Notre Dame, but didn’t dazzle to the point where he drew serious interest from the WHL. He went undrafted by “The Dub,” and was left with only a couple of training camp invites. Enter Rybalka, who had been charting Colborne’s progress since before Notre Dame, and by the fall of 2006, Colborne was officially a Camrose Kodiak…

Read the entire article here.

Colborne was one of the wild cards at this year’s draft and this article makes you think the Bruins may have made a very smart decision with their first round pick.