Bruins Add Hockey East Flair With Seventh-Round Picks In NHL Draft

Boston drafted Andre Gasseau and Ty Gallagher

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The Boston Bruins won’t have to go too far to keep tabs on their final selections of the 2021 NHL Draft.

The Bruins added center Andre Gasseau, a Boston College commit, at No. 213 overall, then finished things out with Boston University-bound blueliner Ty Gallagher four picks later.

The pair were teammates in the U.S. National Team Development Program and both were selected to the U-18 World Juniors, though Gasseau withdrew from the tournament.

Gasseau, a California native, posted 12 goals and 17 assists through 42 games for the USNTDP U-18 team last year.

The 6-foot-4, 203-pounder was ranked 116th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. Here’s what Elite Prospects had to say about the 18-year-old:

He’s a shooter with some flash and instincts. He consistently finds space between the faceoff dots, ready for a one-timer or catch-and-release wrister. Handling skills complement Gasseau’s shooting, as he turns tricky passes into powerful wristers. He catches passes in motion, beats players in motion, and flashes the 1-on-1 skill to watch through a defender on occasion.

Gallagher, who was originally committed to Notre Dame, was good for 14 goals and 13 assists through 48 outings. Elite Prospects noted his ability as a dual-threat defender in their 2021 NHL Draft Guide:

Not one to pass up an opportunity to shoot, Gallagher’s Gatling gun mentality makes him a constant threat. When Gallagher takes his finger off the trigger, he shows deceptive playmaking skill with look-off passes. He identifies teammates in scoring position, and if the lane’s open, he usually connects.

The Bruins end the 2021 NHL Draft with seven selections, consisting of two wings, two centers, two defenders and a goaltender.

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