2016 NHL Draft: What Can Bruins Expect With 29th Overall Pick?


June 23, 2016

The Boston Bruins own two picks in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft: Nos. 14 and 29. As draft night approaches, we’re taking a look which players have been selected in those two slots in the last decade. 

On Wednesday, we ran down the last 10 No. 14 picks. Now, let’s examine the last 10 players picked at No. 29.

2015: Gabriel Carlsson, defenseman, Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL stats: N/A
Carlsson remained in Sweden after being drafted last summer, tallying a goal and eight assists this season in 45 games for Linköpings HC.

2014: Adrian Kempe, center, Los Angeles Kings
NHL stats: N/A
Kempe is coming off his first full season in the American Hockey League and is considered one of the best prospects in L.A.’s system.

2013: Jason Dickinson, center, Dallas Stars
NHL stats: One game, one goal, zero assists
Dickinson scored in his Stars debut this season — the only game he’s played in the NHL to date — and spent the rest of the campaign putting up strong numbers (22 goals, 31 assists in 73 games) for AHL Texas.

2012: Stefan Matteau, center, New Jersey Devils
NHL stats: 56 games, three goals, three assists
The son of man who scored perhaps the most famous goal in New York Rangers history, Matteau has bounced between the NHL and AHL since debuting for New Jersey in 2012. He played in 20 games for the Devils this season and another 12 for the Monteal Canadiens after being dealt at the trade deadline.

2011: Nicklas Jensen, left wing, Vancouver Canucks
NHL stats: 24 games, three goals, three assists
Jensen spent the entirety of this season in the AHL, failing to crack the lineup of both the Canucks and the Rangers, to whom he was traded in January.

2010: Emerson Etem, right wing, Anaheim Ducks
NHL stats: 170 games, 22 goals, 24 assists
Strangely enough, Etem was traded to Vancouver in the same deal that sent Jensen to New York. He put up seven goals and five assists in 39 games with the Canucks after managing just three points (and zero goals) in 19 games with the Blueshirts.

2009: Carter Ashton, right wing, Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL stats: 54 goals, zero goals, three assists
After pinballing between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Marlies for a while, Ashton was last seen playing in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.

2008: Daultan Leveille, center, Atlanta Thrashers
NHL stats: N/A
Leveille has never made it higher than the AHL. He played in five games there with the Ottawa Senators’ affiliate this season after spending the 2014-15 campaign in France’s Ligue Magnus.

2007: Jim O’Brien, center, Ottawa Senators
NHL stats: 67 games, eight goals, four assists
A four-game cameo with the Devils this season represented O’Brien’s first NHL playing time since 2013.

2006: Chris Summers, defenseman, Phoenix Coyotes
NHL stats: 70 games, two goals, seven assists
Now 28, Summers has never played in more than 21 NHL games in a season. He played in three games for the Rangers this season, spending the bulk of the year with New York’s AHL affiliate in Hartford.

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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