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Bruins risky trade of top prospect pays off greatly

Published March 21, 2024 at 8:45 PM

Risk is part of the game being a general manager of an NHL team and it's being clear that general manager Don Sweeney is not afraid to take risk from time to time.

Last season, the Bruins chose to roll the dice and trade a top prospect in Jack Studnicka to the Vancouver Canucks for goaltender Mike DiPietro and Jonathan Myrenberg. This move became necessary as the Bruins risk losing Studnicka for nothing as he was slated to go through waivers.

Many were unsure on whether this deal was the right move to do but it clearly has paid off in spades as the Bruins have signed DiPietro to a one-year, two-way extension that is worth $775,000.

In 26 games this season with Providence, the 24-year-old DiPietro has posted a record of 17-8-0 while holding 2.52 two goals against and a .917 save percentage. This gives the Bruins more goaltending depth as the team continues to evaluate that position as several players will be eligible to play in the NHL within the next few years.

It's likely the Bruins will need to make a decision on their two starting goalies on who to keep and who to trade as they currently have a logjam in goaltending depth.

Myrenberg, has been developing nicely as he is several years away from being ready for the NHL as the 20-year-old stands at six foot three and is a right shot defenseman. Those two intangibles will help him become an important part of the Bruins blue line.

It's clear that Sweeney has a knack for getting great value even though sometimes he needs to roll the dice and take a chance.
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