The NHL Entry Draft Is One Week Away
With both the Expansion Draft and Entry Draft approaching quickly the Boston Bruins have many decisions to make. To see our expansion draft picks click here. The NHL Entry Draft will take place Friday, June 23. It will be aired on NBCSN at 7 pm. Then the second through fourth round will be held on June 24.
The Bruins will most likely go for a winger in the first round as they have solid d core and prospects. The wrong move would to go for a goalie because we all see what happens when they pick a goalie in the first round. I would like to see them take a goalie three or later and just try and find a kid who has a lot to prove.
Here is a rundown of the Bruins’ draft order:
53rd Overall – Pick acquired from Edmonton Oilers as compensation for Oilers signing Peter Chiarelli as General Manager
195th Overall – Pick acquired from Florida Panthers for 2016 seventh-round pick
- Boston’s natural second-round pick (49th overall) was traded to New Jersey with a 2016 fourth-round pick for Lee Stempniak on Feb. 29, 2016.
- The Bruins’ natural third-round pick (80th overall) was traded to Philadelphia for Zac Rinaldo on June 29, 2015.
- Boston’s natural fifth-round pick (142nd overall) was traded to Carolina with a 2016 third-round pick for John-Michael Liles on Feb. 29, 2016
- The New Jersey Devils hold this year’s first overall pick. For the full 2017 NHL Draft order, click here