Who Did the Bruins Pick As the First Boston College Eagle Selected in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft?

Who Did the Bruins Pick As the First Boston College Eagle Selected in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft?There were a total of three Boston College Eagles selected in the 1998 NHL entry draft — one of which happens to be the current captain of the Montreal Canadiens, forward Brian Gionta.

However, the undersized Gionta wasn’t the first Eagle to hear his name called in that late-June weekend, as it was the Boston Bruins who plucked an Eagle with their second-round (52nd-overall) pick. Gionta, who has over 400 points in over 600 career NHL games, was picked 82nd-overall that summer, by the New Jersey Devils. The soon-to-be junior at The Heights was coming off of a 60-point sophomore season.

So if it wasn’t Gionta, which one of his classmates — a defenseman — was picked by the B’s?

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