The Boston Bruins Might Have Uncovered a Gem in the 2022 Draft

Published May 2, 2023 at 1:20

Recent discussions among NHL insiders and journalists have labelled the Boston Bruins as having one of the weakest, if not the absolute worst, prospect pools in the league.

For over a decade, the Bruins have aimed to remain a strong contender, rightfully supporting players like Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and Brad Marchand. To achieve this, Boston has had to part ways with draft picks to keep their competitive window open.

Diamond in the Rough

Since Don Sweeney assumed the role of general manager, there haven't been many draft picks to generate excitement (take the 2015 first round, for example).

However, judging by how fast one guy has developed, the Bruins may have found a steal in 2022.

Frederic Brunet was selected in the fifth round (132nd overall) by the Bruins from the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL. The 19-year-old defenceman finished second in points, boasting 16 goals and 57 assists in 66 games.

Brunet divided this season between Rimouski and the Victoriaville Tigres, where he accumulated 38 points in the final 30 games of the season.

As read on Bruins Insider - The Boston Bruins May Have Found a Steal at the 2022 Draft.
May 2   |   74 answers
The Boston Bruins Might Have Uncovered a Gem in the 2022 Draft

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