July 29, 2015 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey recaps the top prospects drafted by Boston Bruins in the 2015 NHL Draft, held on June 26-27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida:
Top Prospects Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2015 NHL Draft
|22||13||ZBORIL, Jakub||LD||2/21/1997||6.00.75||184||Saint John||QMJHL|
|27||14||DEBRUSK, Jake||LW||10/17/1996||5.11.5||174||Swift Current||WHL|
|39||15||SENYSHYN, Zachary||RW||3/30/1997||6.01||192||S.S. Marie||OHL|
|NA||195||BECKER, Jack||C||6/24/1997||6.03||188||Mahtomedi HS||MN-HS|
ISS Scouts have been tracking prospects eligible for the NHL Draft for years (typically from the age of fourteen), so they have unique knowledge of strengths, weaknesses and probabilities for success at the NHL level. ISS Hockey scouts identify prospects that have been chosen by the Boston Bruins in past drafts and provide a brief summary of how these drafted players will influence the team:
Jakub Zboril (ISS Ranked #22 in 2015, Overall drafted #13 in 2015 NHL Draft) – The standout Czech defender with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL is a mature two-way defender who plays the game with an edge. With one of the strongest defensive cores in Major Junior hockey, Zboril is an anchor providing reliability on both sides of the puck. Along with Carlo and Morrow, the Bruins filled a need selecting Zboril early in the 1st round adding high-end talent to a defensive prospect group that shows strong depth.
Malcolm Subban (ISS Ranked #NR in 2012, Overall drafted #24 in 2012 NHL Draft) – With arguably the best goaltender in the game between the pipes in Tuukka Rask, the Bruins staff were looking at the future when they selected Subban in the 1st round in 2012. He has shown a strong development curve over the past five seasons starting as a rookie with the Belleville Bulls and now with Providence in the AHL. The Bruins are taking a long-term approach with Malcolm and he will be looked at to carry a bigger role between the pipes in the AHL this season.
Ryan Spooner (ISS Ranked #NR in 2010, Overall drafted #45 in 2010 NHL Draft) – The undersized center has flourished in his past three seasons in Providence and displayed flashes of brilliance in his brief time in Boston. Spooner thrives in a high paced, north-south game where he can be looked at to provide support on both sides of the puck. What he lacks in size he makes up for in playmaking skill-set, character presence and all-around mindset. Spooner leads the way of strong prospect center depth for the Bruins.
BEST VALUE PICK SINCE 2010:
David Pastrnak (ISS Ranked #33 in 2014, Overall drafted #25 in 2014 NHL Draft) – After a mediocre U18 performance for his standards, Pastrnak slid to the end of the 1st round where the Bruins were more than thrilled to have him land in their laps. The rookie winger displayed offensive dominance in his time with Providence and excelled adjusting to the NHL in his time in Boston. Pastrnak is a gifted scoring winger with superstar potential, the offensive future in Boston is based around his elusive skill-set, superb skating and natural goal scoring ability.
“The Bruins are in a interesting situation as they have a strong mix of present day stars and high-end prospects for the future, the emerging highly skilled youth will give them a smooth transition for the future” says ISS Hockey Director of Scouting Dennis MacInnis. “With great prospect depth at all positions the Bruins have done well in keeping a well balanced approach. With core prospects like Subban, Zboril, Morrow, Carlo, Pastrnak DeBrusk, Spooner and Khokhlachev making progress in the past couple years it wont be long until they are making an impact in Boston.”
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