BOSTON -- Back in June 2015, the Boston Bruins owned three straight picks in the first round of the NHL draft.
They had No. 13 from dealing Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings. They had No. 14, their own. They had No. 15, from the Calgary Flames in the Dougie Hamilton deal.
Three picks in a row. To this point, Jake DeBrusk, their own pick at 14, is the only one to make it to the NHL.
With the 16th pick in the 2015 draft, the New York Islanders selected Mathew Barzal, a center from the Seattle Thunderbirds. They also passed on Kyle Connor (Winnipeg, 17th), Brock Boeser (Vancouver,23rd) and Alex DeBrincat (Chicago, 39th). >> Read more
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