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.