After a 22-point rookie season in 2010-11, Bruins forward Tyler Seguin exploded onto the scene in his second season, leading the team in goals with 29 and points with 67. So far this year, he's been keeping up that pace while playing for HC Biel in the Swiss National League during the NHL lockout.
Seguin has 20 goals in his last 20 games and is the leading scorer among NHLers playing in the Swiss National League with 32 points.
While the quality of play may not be the same as in the NHL, Seguin has even surprised himself with his success overseas.
"I had no idea what to expect when I came to Switzerland," he told the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper recently. "The league is very competitive -- the speed and the talent level of the players has surprised me. It took me some time and effort to get used to it.
"Scoring goals is never easy; I didn't do very well at the beginning. Now I just hope to continue playing well like I have been lately," he said.
In other Bruins news, forward Gregory Campbell told CSNNE.com he will remain in North America in his native Ontario unless the lockout cancels the season.
"It’s just not the right time for me to be playing in Europe at this point," Campbell said. "So I’ll head back up [to Ontario] until something happens. You never know. I guess things might change a little later down the line and it would be beneficial to play in some games if things start to happen around here quickly. But as of right now, I’m staying in North America, and I’ll just keep myself ready to play.”