2015 NHL Draft: Boston Bruins draft review

By Jack Choros


Jesse Gabrielle - Boston Bruins - 2015 NHL Draft

Photo: Boston Bruins fourth round pick Jesse Gabrielle, a left wing for the Regina Pats, was one of three WHL players chosen by the Bruins at the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)



Cameron Hughes, C, University Of Wisconsin (NCAA)
6th Round, 165th Overall
Height: 5-11 Weight: 161 lbs

The lone player drafted out of the collegiate ranks, Hughes will be entering his sophomore season with the University of Wisconsin in 2015-16. He’ll have lots of time to develop, given he’s three full seasons from graduating but given his small stature, Bruins fans can bet Hughes will have to make the jump to the NHL based on speed and skill.

Jack Becker, C, Mahtomedi High (USHS)
7th Round, 195th Overall
Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 lbs

Becker will be joining Cameron Hughes at the University of Wisconsin next season. While the two play the same position, Becker provides more size. He has plenty of room to grow in terms of the mental side of the game and with regard to maturity in general, given Becker has spent much of his teen years dominating high school hockey, a rare path to take for an NHL prospect. While his skills may be raw, Becker’s got both size and talent, so his new Badgers coaches are going to have something to work with.

Following the completion of Day 1 of the draft, Bruins’ GM Don Sweeney met with the media to discuss¬†the player moves and draft picks that took place that day. Some of his comments are included in this HF video.



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