May 12, 2017
Now that the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs are in the books and the NHL has narrowed down the its postseason field to the final four teams, we now know where the Boston Bruins will select at next month’s NHL Entry Draft.
Don Sweeney will be the 18th general manager to take the stage at the United Center in Chicago on June 23 to announce his first-round pick.
This will be Sweeney’s third draft with the Bruins and this will be his sixth first-round selection. In 2016, Sweeney selected Charlie McAvoy 14th overall and Trent Frederic with the 29th pick. In 2015, Sweeney had three straight picks in the opening round (picks 13-15) and he used them to take Jakub Zboril, Jake DeBrusk and Zachary Senyshyn.
Some of the top players to be selected with the 18th overall pick in recent history include Mirco Mueller (San Jose – 2013), Teuvo Teravainen (Chicago -2012), Austin Watson (Nashville – 2010), Ian Cole (St. Louis – 2007), Chris Stewart (Colorado – 2006), Eric Fehr (Washington – 2003) and Brooks Orpik (Pittsburgh – 2000).
You can check out the NHL’s Central Scouting draft rankings to get an idea of who might be on the board when the Bruins make their pick.