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Getting to Know: Bruins Seventh-Round Pick Daniel Bukac

Boston selects blueliner with its final pick of 2017 NHL Draft

by Chris Weyant @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Boston Bruins selected Brandon Wheat Kings defenseman Daniel Bukac with the 204th overall pick on Saturday afternoon at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

"I'm so excited to be drafted by the Boston Bruins," said Bukac, who described himself as a two-way defenseman with a good first pass. "It's an awesome feeling. I'm so glad that I was drafted by Boston."

Get to know Bukac by checking out some of the facts and figures below:

Daniel Bukac: 7th Round, 204th Overall

Last team: Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6 feet, 4 inches
Weight: 185 pounds
Shoots: Right
Birthday: Apr. 29, 1999 (18 years old)
Hometown: Most, Czech Republic
Central Scouting: 173rd-ranked North American skater
Twitter: @Daniel_Gregor8

Miscellaneous: Bukac played 72 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League during the 2016-17 season, collecting two goals, 15 assists and 38 penalty minutes. He also skated in two playoff contests.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound defenseman has represented the Czech Republic on multiple occasions. Most recently, he played in the 2017 World U-18 World Championship, dishing out an assist in his one game. He also participated in the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, where he registered an assist in five games.

Scouting Report: Bruins Assistant General Manager Scott Bradley: "He's raw. He's a project. Kid from the Czech Republic that played in the Western Hockey League. At the start of the year - he's come leaps and bounds with his development. Talking to the people - the coaches, the management, and the GM in Brandon, they're very excited about him coming back to Brandon. They're expecting big things from him. We look forward to seeing him in camp."

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