The Boston Bruins selected defenseman Dustyn McFaul with the 181st pick (sixth round) on Saturday afternoon at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft in Dallas.
"To be honest I didn't really have any expectations," said McFaul. "I got a phone call from my agent and that was probably the best phone call I've ever got."
McFaul compared his playing style to a longtime Chicago Blackhawks defenseman.
"I like to say I play a similar style to a [Brent] Seabrook or someone, a couple years back when he was producing at both ends," said McFaul. "You just try to model your game after the best in the game. You pick a style that you're good at, and you try to style it to the best of your capabilities to that."
Everything else you need to know about Dustyn McFaul:
Dustyn McFaul: 6th Round, 181st Overall
Last Team: Pickering Panthers (OJHL)
Height: 6-feet, 2 inches
Weight: 185 pounds
Birthday: August 4, 2000 (17 years old)
Hometown: Waterdown, Ontario
Central Scouting: 164th-ranked North American skater
Miscellaneous: McFaul recorded four goals and 15 assists for 19 points in 38 games. He added one goal and one assist for two points in seven playoff games. In 2016-17, the Waterdown, Ontario native accumulated 15 goals and 22 assists for 37 points in 43 games for the Niagara North Stars in the SCTA. He skated in 36 games for the Niagara North Stars Minors in 2015-16, registering two goals and eight assists for 10 points in 36 games.
McFaul is verbally committed to Clarkson University for the 2019-20 season.