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Boston Bruins Draft Day 2 Recap, Balanced Day For Sweeney

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Boston Bruins Draft Day 2 Recap, Balanced Day For Don Sweeney And Company

The Boston Bruins had six picks from the 2017 NHL draft. In the first round they had the No.18 pick.

With that pick they took left-shot defensemen Urho Vakkanainen.

But the purpose of this post is to recap the second day of the NHL entry draft.

On the second day the Boston Bruins had five picks.

Round 2, No. 53: Jack Studnicka, C, Oshawa (OHL)

Round 4, No. 111: Jeremy Swayman, G, Sioux Falls (USHL)

Round 6, No. 173: Cedric Pare, C, Saint John (QMJHL)

Round 7, No. 195: Victor Berglund, D, Modo Jr. (Sweden)

Round 7, No. 204: Daniel Bukac, D, Brandon (WHL)

Might have landed a stud in the second

Studnicka is a 6-foot, 171-pound right-shot forward. The 18-year-old scored 18 goals and 34 assists in 64 games for Oshawa of the OHL.

Studnicka played for Team Canada in the 2017 Under-18 World Championship, where he scored three goals in three games.

Ranked #73 by Hockeyprospect.com

Ranked #43 by ISS Hockey
Ranked #65 by Future Considerations
Ranked #67 by McKeen’s Hockey
Ranked #120 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters)
Ranked #89 by TSN/McKenzie

The pick of Studnicka at No.53 looks like a reach based on various rankings. But with the Bruins next pick not until No. 111, there was a good chance they would miss out on him.

Boston overreached in the first round as well, it is interesting to see Don Sweeney‘s lack of trading ability to move down in drafts.

A Goalie Picked In Round 4 Heading To University Of Maine

A 6-2, 183-pound goalie, Swayman is from Anchorage, Alaska. Last season he had 2.90 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. He was 7-18-3.

The 18-year-old Swayman is heading to the University of Maine this fall.

Swayman ranked #12 by NHL Central Scouting.

“Absolutely surreal,” Swayman said from his native Alaska, where he watching the earl-morning coverage of his selection with his family. “I’ve been working my whole life for this and just to kind of have the notion of, your work has paid off in a small area of time or a small trinket, it’s very worth all of the hard times and tough times and kind of working everything for it. It’s kind of a token back and just an incredible opportunity for sure.”

A Forward From Patrice Bergeron‘s Neck Of The Woods

Cedric Pare is an 18-year-old forward from Levis Quebec which is right near Patrice Bergeron’s hometown of Quebec City.

“I don’t know that much about the Bruins, but I know it’s a good organization and I’m very proud,” he said. “I went to Boston when I was younger and I really liked the city.”

Ranked #202 by Hockeyprospect.com
Ranked #176 by ISS Hockey
Ranked #146 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters)

Pare played for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL last season and in 64 games he tallied five foals and 11 assists along with 26 penalty minutes.

Two Picks In The Seventh Round

With pick No. 195, the Bruins added another defenseman, this time it was 17-year-old Victor Berglund.

He played briefly last season with MODO of the Allsvenskan league(Sweden). In 12 games, Berglund picked up one assist.

Ranked #109 by NHL Central Scouting (EU Skaters)

Bukac played 72 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League during the 2016-17 season, collecting two goals, 15 assists and 38 penalty minutes.

The Bruins used their final pick, No. 204, to select a  defenseman, Daniel Bukac.He spent the majority of his season with Modo’s U-20 team, skating in 37 games and registering five goals, 10 assists, 16 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of plus-14.

Ranked #156 by Hockeyprospect.com

Ranked #173 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters)

Bukac is Most, Czech Republic native.

To summarize, the Boston Bruins have drafted 3 defensemen, 2 forwards, and one goaltender with their 6 picks in this years NHL Entry draft. The franchise made no trades despite being connected to several left-shot NHL defensemen.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Bruins Injury Updates Have Begun

Today GM Don Sweeney has given an update on a few injured players.

Matt Beleskey who which is not a big deal since he might not even make the team is day-to-day with a foot contusion. This happened is the B’s last preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens

Jakub Forsbacka Karlsson is day-to-day as well with an upper-body injury that he received in the game against Detroit on September 19th. Hopefully, this is nothing because he was a kid that was slotted to make a roster spot.

Last is Torrey Krug who will be out for at least three weeks pending a re-evaluation at that time. He was hit in the jaw with the puck and suffered a non-displaced fracture. It occurred in the game against Detroit.

Also on another note, the team has sent Jack Studnicka and Kyle Keyser back to the OHL.

The biggest injury is with JFK, now some may say Krug but I think the B’s can find a replacement for him. McAvoy will most likely take over on the power play and maybe this opens the door for a guy like Rob O’Gara or Matt Grzelcyk. Other than these few hiccups Boston should be a fun team to watch this season. Especially if they stay as young as they have in camp and the preseason games.

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Boston Bruins Take Down Montreal In Preseason Game 1

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Bruins Grab First Win Of The Preseason

Boston took on the Canadiens last night in Quebec City and came out with a victory. Last nights team was all about the kids. Unfortnitally the game was not aired on TV in Boston. the Bruins defeated Montreal 3-2.

From what I have read from people that saw the game is that the kids were very impressive. Tim Schaller, Anders Bjork, and Jesse Gabrielle were the goal scorers. As the whole, the team seems like they are in a good spot to be competitive this season. Especially with all of the prospects on the roster that are eyeing a spot in the big club.

The most impressive was last years NCAA Hobey Baker Finalist Anders Bjork. Bjork scored his first goal in a Bruins uniform last night. Also, the word on the street is that his chemistry with the team is growing. Look for him to grab a top-six spot on the roster heading into the season.

Here is Anders Bjork on his first goal in. A very hockey guy answer:

 

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