Uncertainty Surrounds Boston Bruins' First-Round Pick

Published October 7, 2023 at 6:41 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
The Boston Bruins have made strategic moves, placing forwards Oskar Steen and Jesper Boqvist, along with defenseman Jakub Zboril, on waivers for potential reassignment.

An NHL insider anticipates interest in the Bruins' 2015 first-round pick, a 26-year-old entering the final season of a $2.2 million contract.
"If he stays healthy, he's NHL-ready,"
says the source, despite ongoing cap challenges.

The 2015 NHL Draft history reveals the Bruins' consecutive picks at 13th, 14th, and 15th overall. The choices, including Jakub Zboril at 13th, raise questions about missed opportunities when players like Mathew Barzal, Kyle Connor, and Thomas Chabot were available.

Among the trio, only Jake DeBrusk has achieved NHL success, poised for a significant contract year at $8 million for the final season.


Zach Senyshyn, from the same draft, had limited NHL involvement and was traded to the Ottawa Senators.

Jakub Zboril, hindered by injuries, seeks an NHL foothold with 76 games to his name. However, his journey may end due to circumstances beyond his control.

An injury during training camp opened the door for Ian Mitchell, acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks, to potentially secure a roster spot.

With these decisions, the Bruins may retain only Jake DeBrusk from the 2015 first-round selections, while Jakub Zboril's fate remains uncertain, with a possible return to the Providence Bruins.

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