Woburn, Mass. Native Riley Duran ‘Excited’ To Be Drafted By Bruins

Boston selected Duran in the sixth round of the 2020 NHL Draft

by Abigail Adams

October 7, 2020

The Bruins have another local guy on their hands.

Boston selected Woburn, Mass. native Riley Duran in the sixth round with the No. 182 pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 18-year-old forward comes in at 6-foot-2, 179 pounds and will play with the Youngstown Phantoms for the USHL’s 2020-21 season.

For Duran, this is “a dream come true.”

“It couldn?t have worked out better with such a great organization,” he said Wednesday, per a team transcript. “Tons of history and from the day I was born, I was a Bruins fan and still am now. I?m just so excited to be a part of this organization.”

Duran spent an hour huddled around their television before his name finally popped up.

“I think when my name came up, I legit just blacked out. I had no idea what was going on. I saw my mom, she was bobbling her phone when she went up to take a picture and stuff.

“… The town of Woburn is always a close town and everyone knows each other, it?ll just be awesome when I?m back home.”

We’d say “Welcome to Boston,” but clearly, he’s already familiar with his NHL home turf.

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