BOSTON, MA –
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has drafted forward Tyler Seguin
with the 2nd overall pick in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Audio from Seguin will be posted on the Bruins Media Website later this evening.
Seguin, a 6'1", 172-pound forward has spent the past two seasons playing with the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In 2009-2010 Seguin led the OHL in scoring, sharing the title with fellow top prospect Taylor Hall, after notching 48 goals and 58 assists for 106 points in 63 games while compiling 54 penalty minutes.
The 18-year old Brampton, Ontario native played in nine playoff games for Windsor in 2010, scoring five goals and tallying five assists for 10 points.
He played in 124 total games during his two years with Plymouth, recording 69-104=175 totals. Seguin then added 10-16=26 totals in 20 postseason contests.
Seguin also won the 2009-2010 Red Tilson Trophy as the most outstanding player in the OHL and the 2009-2010 CHL Top Draft Prospect Award as the top eligible prospect for the NHL Entry Draft from the Canadian Hockey League. Seguin finished the season as the number one prospect from by NHL Central Scouting.
Rounds two through seven of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft commence Saturday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Bruins have seven picks on day two, in the second round (32nd and 45th overall), in the fourth round (97th and 105th overall), in the fifth round (135th overall), in the sixth round (165th overall), and in the seventh round (195th overall).