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2015 NHL Draft
Dave Bolland
NUMBER: 63 BIRTHDATE: June 5, 1986  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Mimico, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 184 DRAFTED: CHI / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (32nd overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">YoungStar Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> Chicago's second choice, 32nd overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Bolland has already surpassed the point total of his rookie season (4-13 --17) in 39 games. <br /> <br /> A member of the 2005 Memorial Cup-champion London Knights, Bolland also won gold for Team Canada at the 2006 World Junior Championship in Vancouver. <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On his style of play: &quot;My game is to try and shut down some of those big lines and also contribute on the score sheet. My role these last few months is to take down some of those top lines and make sure they don't get into our zone.&quot; <br /> <br /> On improving: &quot;Last year was a learning thing, seeing how some older guys played. It's a case of putting that into my game and helping us to keep winning.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Blackhawks forward Andrew Ladd: &quot;He just doesn't have much of a weakness. He skates well, he's patient with the puck, great defensively, and offensively he can put the puck in the net and make plays. For me and Havlat, he's just an easy player to play with. He always seems to be in the right spot, and it makes it a lot easier for us.&quot; <br /> <br /> Hawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville: &quot;His thought process with and without the puck is usually correct. Whatever the assignment is, [Bolland] handles it well.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a target="_blank" href=",0,2871227.story">Looks like Blackhawks' Dave Bolland is here to stay</a> <br /> <br />
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season