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Bruins 2018 Draft Class Part 2

Boston, MASS.

 

Trade: Bruins trade pick NYR 4th in 2019 to Predators for pick #103 (4th RND)

Pick 6 Round 4 - Ty Emberson – Defense - 103rd overall (73rd NHL – ARI)

 

The theme with my picks up to this point has been speed mixed with skill and hard work. Ty doesn’t check off most of these boxes but he brings a high hockey IQ to the table. He’s not a flashy player and is mostly defensive-minded. He will look for the guaranteed pass and will rarely go for the low percentage plays. He’s very patient and rarely gets himself out of position. Even when he jumps into the play, he has backchecking in the back of his mind and gets back into position quickly.

 

Because of his positioning and always plays the angles, he is hard to get around. He’s found efficiency through simple plays and has gained him a level of success to date. I viewed this as more of a safe bet, but a bit of a project pick.

 

2017-18 Stats:

57GP, 4G, 20A, 24PTS, 46PIM

 

Pick 7 Round 4 - Jordan Harris – Defense – 107th overall (71st NHL – MTL)

 

Wash, rinse, repeat. Another smooth skater with speed and puckhandling skills at top speed. His positioning, is sound, he uses his stick actively, makes smart plays and isn’t afraid to mix it up. He is smaller and could benefit to add some muscle mass but he’s already strong on the puck. In a few years, he could be an exciting piece to the Montreal Canadiens lineup.

 

2017-18 Stats:

37GP, 6G, 29A, 35PTS

 

 

Trade: Bruins trade picks #128 (5thRND) and #157 (6th RND) to Blues for pick #114 (4th RND)

Pick 8 Round 4 – Alex Steeves – Left Wing – 114th overall (NHL Undrafted)

 

Good speed, great agility, decent shot. More of an energy guy but questions on his coachability.

 

2017-18 Stats:

55GP, 20G, 37A, 57PTS, 28PIM

 

 

Pick 9 Round 5 – Giovanni Vallati – Defense - 130th Overall (153rd NHL – MIN)

 

Good two-way D that needs to improve his awareness in his own end. Generally in good position with good stick work. Another player with speed and has accurate, crisp passes out of his zone.

 

2017-18 Stats:

65GP, 3G, 23A, 26PTS, 29PIM

 

 

Trade: Bruins trade picks #162 (6th RND), #163 (6th RND) and #191 (7th RND) to Canucks for pick #141 (5th RND)

Pick 10 Round 5 – Carl Jakobsson – Left Wing – 141st Overall (NHL Undrafted)

 

You guessed it: speedster. He’s got a big heart but often finds himself outmuscled by his larger opponents. But, he works hard and work ethic is hard to teach, so that works in his favour. He needs to bulk up.

 

2017-18 Stats:

41GP, 14G, 13A, 27PTS, 20PIM