BOSTON, MA -- Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, June 28, that the club has made four selections during Day Two of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
In the second round with the 56th overall pick, the Bruins selected forward Ryan Donato of the Dexter School (NEPSIHA Independent). In 2013-14, Donato skated for the Cape Cod Whalers U18 team where he notched eight goals and nine assists for 17 points and racked up 33 penalty minutes in nine games. During that same year, the forward played his junior season for the Dexter School in Massachusetts and became the leading scorer in prep school hockey. He notched 37 goals and 41 assists for 78 points in 30 games. Donato was the Dexter School’s leading scorer in his sophomore season (2012-13) with 29 goals along with 31 assists for 60 points in 28 games played. The forward is also a part of the USA Hockey’s Development Camp Program. The 6’0”, 176-pound forward played his freshman season at Dexter in 2011-12 where he scored 14 goals and tallied 22 assists in 26 games played. The native of Scituate, MA also skated for the U16 Cape Cod Whalers where he netted six goals (third on the team) and totaled two assists for eight points. Ryan is the son of Ted Donato who was drafted by the Bruins in the fifth round, 98th overall, in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Ted played nine seasons with the Bruins as well as multiple other teams throughout his NHL career and is currently the Head Coach of Harvard University’s Men’s Ice Hockey Team. Ryan is committed to Harvard University for the 2015-16 season.
In the fourth round with the 116th overall pick, the Bruins selected forward Danton Heinen of the Surrey Eagles (BCHL). As Captain for the Eagles, the 6’0”, 170- pound forward racked up 29 goals (first on the team) and 32 assists (third on the team) for 61 points (first on the team). During the playoffs, Heinen scored two goals and tallied two assists for seven points in six games. In 2012-13, the native of Langley, BC, CAN, skated in 43 games for the Richmond Sockeyes (PIJHL) where he totaled 21 goals (third on the team) and 28 assists (second on the team) for 49 points (third on the team). Throughout the playoffs, the forward played in six games where he notched two goals and accrued five assists for seven points. For the 2011-12 season, the 18-year-old skated for the Valley West Hawks (BCMML) where he notched 19 goals (third on the team) and 24 assists (fourth on the team) for 43 points (third on the team). Heinen is committed to attend the University of Denver in the fall.
In the fifth round with the 146th overall pick, the Bruins selected forward Anders Bjork from the USHL’s National Team Development Program. During the 2013-14 season, the 6’0”, 183-pound forward skated with the United States National Team Development Program Juniors team (USHL) where he netted nine goals and accrued 12 assists for 21 points in 26 games. Bjork also skated for the U.S. National U18 team (USDP) where he racked up 21 goals (fifth on the team) and 21 assists for 42 points in 61 games. During the World Junior Championship (U18), the forward skated in seven games where he notched two goals. During his time with the USHL’s National Team development Program in 2012-13 (USNTDP Juniors, U.S. National U17 Team, WHC-17), the native of Mequon, WI skated in a combined 100 games and totaled 20 goals and 20 assists for 40 points. Bjork is committed to attend University of Notre Dame in the fall.
In the seventh round with the 206th overall pick, the Bruins selected defenseman Emil Johansson of the Swedish SuperElite League. During the 2013-14 season, the 6’0”, 194-pound D-man skated for the HV71 J18 team (J18 Elite and J18 Allsvenskan), as well as the HV71 J20 team (SuperElite). Combined, the Vaxjo, Sweden native appeared in 48 games and notched four goals and 10 assists for 14 points and 48 penalty minutes. That same season, Johansson played for the Sweden U18 team (International-Jr.) where he tallied one goal and one assist in 13 games played. In 2012-13 Johansson skated in 38 total games where he accrued six goals and tallied 14 assists for 20 points. He also played for the Sweden U17 team (WHC-17 and International-Jr.) where he totaled two goals and five assists for seven points in 23 games played.
TRANSACTION: The Boston Bruins make four selections in rounds two, four, five, and seven of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.