The draft is just under a month away, so I figured we could post/discuss any draft related stuff here. The Bruins will have the 25th pick in this years draft that will be held in Philadelphia. I put a poll at the top to see what everyone would like to see the B's do with their pick.
Looking over a few different mock drafts here are some guys that could/should be around when we pick.
Ivan Barbashev (6'0 / 181lb.) - Barbashev is a skilled playmaking winger with impressive vision and passing ability. He thrives in a high-paced offense. Has a good, hard shot and isn't transparent about making a pass or firing it on net. Has dynamic talent but inconsistent in his efforts.
OHL Career Stats - 116GP / 42G / 87A / 1.11PPGAdrian Kempe (6'2 / 187lb.) - Kempe is a strong, bullish forward that has size, strength and a work ethic to match. He can be tenacious on the forecheck and never misses finishing a check. He has a heavy shot and isn't shy to drive towards the net.Vakub Vrana (6'0 / 185lb.) - Vrana is a strong skater with a good first step and lateral quickness. He handles the puck with confident and creative hands. A good wrist shot with a deceptive release help him offensively, as does his natural vision and passing ability.Roland McKeown (6'1 / 185lb.) - McKeown is a strong, do-it-all defensemen whose biggest asset is his ability to think the game and know his position. He makes strong, simple plays, has a good shot and distributes the puck effectively.
OHL Career Stats - 123GP / 18G / 54A / 0.59PPGNikita Scherbak (6'2 / 174lb.) - Scherbak is a skilled but gritty forward who has a strong shot and offensive senses plus the ability to evade would be checkers by using his quick agility and slick hands. He puts pressure on opposing defenses every game. Has some work to do with regards to rounding out his defensive game and effort levels.
OHL Career Stats - 54GP / 26G / 43A / 1.27PPGTravis Sanheim (6'3 / 190lb.) - Travis started to blossom when they started to use him great shot on the PP, the skating ability to join the rush, good passing ability, still raw so the best is yet to come. NHL size at 6’3, 189 lb., solid one-on-one, good stick.
OHL Career Stats - 67GP / 5G / 24A / 0.43PPGNikolay Goldobin (5'11 / 178lb.) - Goldobin is a dangerous shooter with a wicked release on his wrist shot. He is quick and creative and can make defenders look foolish. He's weak against bigger opponents and can look lost in his own zone but is extremely dangerous and can quietly slide into prime scoring areas.
OHL Career Stats - 135GP / 68G / 94A / 1.20PPGConner Bleackley (6'0 / 200lb.) - Bleackley is a nice blend of size, skill and speed. He's strong and balanced on his skates, uses his size to his advantage and has a very good shot with his quick release. He finds lanes and soft zones well and has quick hands in tight spaces.
OHL Career Stats - 153GP / 40G / 48A / 0.58PPG