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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.

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Getting to Know: Bruins Seventh-Round Pick Victor Berglund

Boston selects Swedish defenseman at 195th overall

by Chris Weyant @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Boston Bruins selected Modo defenseman Victor Berglund with the 195th overall pick on Saturday afternoon at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

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Getting to Know: Bruins Sixth-Round Pick Cedric Pare

Saint John Sea Dogs forward grabbed with 173rd overall pick

by Chris Weyant @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Boston Bruins selected Saint John Sea Dogs forward Cédric Paré with the 173rd pick on Saturday afternoon at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

"It was awesome," Paré said from the draft in Chicago. "My family was there. My Mom, my brother, my grandparents. I was surprised a little bit, yeah. It's nice. I don't have words, I'm just excited."

The Quebec native, who describes himself as a two-way center that is good at the faceoff dot, is somewhat familiar with Boston, as he visited the city as a child and took in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

"I don't know that much about the Bruins, but I know it's a good organization and I'm very proud," he said. "I went to Boston when I was younger and I really liked the city."

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Getting to Know: Bruins Fourth-Round Pick Jeremy Swayman

Boston selected Sioux Falls goalie with 111th overall pick

by Chris Weyant @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Boston Bruins selected Sioux Falls Stampede goalie Jeremy Swayman with the 111th overall pick on Saturday afternoon at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

"Absolutely surreal," Swayman said from his native Alaska, where he watching the earl-morning coverage of his selection with his family. "I've been working my whole life for this and just to kind of have the notion of, your work has paid off in a small area of time or a small trinket, it's very worth all of the hard times and tough times and kind of working everything for it. It's kind of a token back and just an incredible opportunity for sure."

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Getting to Know: Bruins Second-Round Pick Jack Studnicka

Oshawa Generals forward selected with 53rd overall pick

by Chris Weyant @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Boston Bruins selected Oshawa Generals forward Jack Studnicka with the 53rd overall pick on Saturday morning at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

"You hear it all the time, words can't really describe it. But they can't," said Studnicka. "I've been dreaming of being drafted in the NHL since I can remember. Now that Boston's made it a reality, it's pretty special.

"I'm incredibly excited to see the city of Boston. I've never been, so it's going to be a special experience. I'm excited to get on the ice there, meet the fans, meet some of the players and get to know them. Really looking forward to camp."

Studnicka said he models his game after Toronto Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak.

"What you can expect from me is someone who takes pride in the defensive zone, can be trusted in all three zones," he said. "But at the same time can contribute to offense and put up some numbers."

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Getting to Know: Bruins First-Round Pick Urho Vaakanainen

Defenseman drafted by Bruins with 18th overall pick

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Boston Bruins selected JYP defenseman Urho Vaakanainen with the 18th pick on Friday night at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

"It was a great feeling to get drafted by Boston," said Vaakanainen. "I was kind of in shock when I heard my name. It was a great feeling. It's a dream come true. I didn't really expect anything from the draft. I was just kind of expecting to get a first round pick. But, it's a great feeling to wear the shirt and hat. Great feeling."

Vaakanainen, whose father coached a young Tuukka Rask back in Finland, described himself as a two-way defenseman.

"I'm a great skater," he said. "I'm good with the puck. I'm a good first pass. I like to join the rush a lot."

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Bruins Select Defenseman Urho Vaakanainen in 1st Round of 2017 NHL Draft

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

CHICAGO - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 23, that the Boston Bruins have selected defenseman Urho Vaakanainen in the first round (18th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

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98.5 The Sports Hub & Bruins Reach New Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement

FM Station has been radio broadcast home of the Boston Bruins since 2009-10 season

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON- 98.5 The Sports Hub and The Boston Bruins announced today that they have reached a new multi-year agreement extending the contract for the station to continue to air Bruins games. CBS RADIO Boston has been the radio home of the Boston Bruins since the 1995-96 NHL season.

Alongside Bruins games, 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) will also air 30-minute pre and post-game shows along with the two-hour weekly program, "The Hockey Show." 98.5 The Sports Hub debuted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 as the only FM station of its kind in the Boston area, airing B's games since the 2009-10 season.

"The Bruins are happy to continue our partnership with 98.5 The Sports Hub and CBS RADIO Boston," said Bruins President Cam Neely. "In addition to the Bruins game broadcasts, The Sports Hub has consistently delivered comprehensive hockey coverage to fans and they have joined us in our commitment to growing the game of hockey in our region." 

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10 Bruins Games to Circle on Your Calendars in 2017-18

Inaugural tilts with Vegas are among the highlights

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Start marking up your calendar.

The National Hockey League announced on Thursday the 2017-18 regular season schedule. On Wednesday, it was revealed that the Bruins would open the season on Oct. 5, at home against the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators.

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NHL Announces Bruins 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule

Black & Gold will open the season at TD Garden against the 2017 Western Conference Champion Nashville Predators on Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m.

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON, MA -The National Hockey League announced today, June 22, the Boston Bruins 2017-18 regular season schedule. The full schedule can be found below (all times are local to where the games are being played). Regional and national broadcast information will be released at a later date. 

The Black & Gold will open the season at TD Garden against the 2017 Western Conference Champion Nashville Predators on Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. 

The Bruins' longest road trip of the season comes in February, when the B's will play five straight games away from TD Garden, including matchups against the Vancouver Canucks (2/17), Calgary Flames (2/19), Edmonton Oilers (2/20), Toronto Maple Leafs (2/24) and Buffalo Sabres (2/25). Upon return, the Bruins will have a season-long six-game homestand, playing the Carolina Hurricanes (2/27), Pittsburgh Penguins (3/1), Montreal Canadiens (3/3), Detroit Red Wings (3/6), Philadelphia Flyers (3/8) and Chicago Blackhawks (3/10). The B's will also be on the road during the final stretch of the 2017-18 regular season, as they play 11 of their last 15 games away from TD Garden.

Other highlights from the schedule release include the Bruins' first-ever matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on October 15, the B's first game at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on December 13, and the Bruins' first game against the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins - a 1:00 p.m. matinee on Black Friday, November 24, at TD Garden.

Fans can place a Game Plan or Group Deposit for the 2017-18 season at BostonBruins.com/GamePlans and BostonBruins.com/Groups respectively. Game Plan Deposits must be locked in by June 23 at 2:00 p.m. and Group Deposits by July 14 at 2:00 p.m. to score priority access before the public.

To receive exclusive pre-sale access for 2017-18 individual tickets, team events and special promotions, sign up for the Boston Bruins Newsletter at BostonBruins.com/Newsletter.

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