Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

When you make a trade in the NHL the chances are you’re going to be moving around some draft picks in order to get the deal done. The Boston Bruins have made many trades throughout the years that have involved draft picks that ultimately turned into full time NHL players. Here are some big names that were drafted with a pick that was originally owned by the Bruins!

Credit to capfriendly.com for the help with the trades!

  • 2004 3rd Round Pick – G – Thomas Greiss

    St Louis Blues v Columbus Blue Jackets

    COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 11: Thomas Greiss #1 of the St. Louis Blues looks on during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on March 11, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Mowry/Getty Images)

  • Thomas Greiss was part of a trade in June of 2004 that saw the Bruins send a 3rd, 4th, and 9th round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2nd round pick that same draft. The 4th and 9th round picks didn’t amount to much for the Sharks. The 2nd round pick by the Bruins was used to select a center by the name of David Krejci. We’ll chalk that up as a big win for the Bruins!

  • 2007 5th Round Pick – LW – Jamie Benn

    Dallas Stars v Minnesota Wild - Game Six

    ST PAUL, MN – APRIL 28: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars skates with the puck against the Minnesota Wild in the third period in Game Six of the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center on April 28, 2023 in St Paul, Minnesota. The Stars defeated the Wild 4-1 to advance to the Second Round. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

  • The Bruins traded away a 5th round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Adam McQuaid. That pick ultimately ended up in the hands of the Dallas Stars who took Jamie Benn. Having Benn in Boston would’ve been great, but ultimately getting McQuaid in exchange for a late round pick is a risk that good to take. It’d be tough to give this trade a win, but it’s not a complete loss.

  • 2008 4th Round Pick – D – T.J. Brodie

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Calgary Flames

    CALGARY, AB – JANUARY 26: T.J. Brodie #78 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in action against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 26, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

  • The pick that was used to select T.J. Brodie was part of a package that sent Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau to Calgary in exchange for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew. Ference played a key role in the Bruins winning a Stanley Cup in 2011 so I’ll give this trade a win for the Bruins.

  • 2010 1st Round Pick – D – Derek Forbort

    Dec 11, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Derek Forbort (28) warms up before a game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

    Dec 11, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Derek Forbort (28) warms up before a game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dennis Wideman, a 2010 1st round pick (Derek Forbort), and a 2011 3rd round pick (Kyle Rau) in exchange for Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell. Easy WIN for the Bruins on this one.

  • 2011 1st Round Pick – RW – Rickard Rakell

    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 20: Rickard Rakell #67 of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a check from Jacob Trouba #8 of the New York Rangers in the second period during the game at PPG PAINTS Arena on December 20, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

  • The pick that was used to select Rickard Rakell was traded by the Bruins along with Joe Colborne and a 2012 2nd round pick in exchange for Tomas Kaberle near the 2011 NHL trade deadline. The Rakell pick ultimately made it’s way to Anaheim. I want to give this trade a win for the Bruins, but Kaberle wasn’t really much in Boston despite helping the team win a Stanley Cup.

  • 2015 5th Round Pick – LW – Kirill Kaprizov

    ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 08: Kirill Kaprizov #97 of the Minnesota Wild skates with the puck against the New York Rangers in the first period at Xcel Energy Center on March 8, 2022 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

    ST PAUL, MN – MARCH 08: Kirill Kaprizov #97 of the Minnesota Wild skates with the puck against the New York Rangers in the first period at Xcel Energy Center on March 8, 2022 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

  • The Bruins traded a 5th round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The trade-off became Kirill Kaprizov for Cameron Clarke. In other words, this was a big LOSS for the Bruins.

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