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Boston Bruins Draft Recap

The Boston Bruins had six draft picks in the 2017 NHL Draft.

In the first round of course, the Bruins selected Urho Vaakanainen with the 18th overall pick. Vaakanainen is recognized as a solid stay at home defenseman who's a left shot and has all the fundamentals.

With their second round pick at number 53 overall the Bruins selected Jack Studnicka. The 18 year old is a center is 6'1" and weighs in at 174lbs. Like Vaakanainen, Studnicka is looked more as a reliable player than a exciting offensive threat.

With their third pick, the Bruins next selection came in the fourth round where the team selected goalie Jeremy Swayman from Sioux Falls at 111th overall. Bruins fans will have a chance to see the young goalie when he heads to the University of Maine after the 2018 season.

In the sixth round the Bruins selected center Cedric Pare. Like the B's first two picks, Pare is labeled as a reliable two way player. The most important aspects of his scouting reports is that his compete level is always and there and his presence is always felt on the ice.

With their first of two seventh round picks the Bruins selected defenseman Victor Berglund of Modo Jr. Even though he stands six feet tall, at the moment Berglund weighs only 165 pounds. Only 17 years old, Berglund has plenty of time to fill out that frame if he hopes to play in the NHL.

With their final selection of the 2017 NHL Draft, the Bruins selected defenseman Daniel Bukac from the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. Bukac stands at a towering 6'5 and weighs in at 195lbs. The defenseman put up 17 points in 72 games during his first season in junior hockey.

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