Boston Bruins pick two Swedes in the 7th round
The Boston Bruins had two 7th round picks with no. 214 pick being acquired from a trade that the Bruins sent a 7th round pick last year to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for this pick. The Kings would draft Kaleb Lawrence with the pick.
The Boston Bruins used the No. 214 pick on right winger Casper Nassen from Sweden. Nassen played for Västerås in Sweden’s U-20 division last season, posting 40 points (23 goals, 17 assists) over 48 games.
The scouting report for Nassen was that he has one of the best pure shots in the draft, but his skating is heavy so he won’t be creative on offense.
Nassen will likely spend another year in Sweden before going to Miami (OH) for the 2024-25 season.
The Bruins also had the no. 220 pick which they used to pick defenseman Kristian Kostadinski who is a 6’5” physical defenseman.
He played 43 games for Frolunda in Sweden’s U-20 division last season where he amassed 7th leading 69 penalty minutes.
Boston Bruins made uninspiring picks
These picks were not necessarily bad, however we don’t know for sure if any of these players will make an impact on the ice for the Bruins or the NHL in generals.
Most of these players will not be on the team until one or two years have passed. However, since Marchand and Bergeron may very well be retiring soon, some of these players like Pelosi may very well be needed.
However, they may not live up to any hype that they may have simply because they’re drafted so late in the draft. However, it’s not to say that these players have no potential, is that they’re not exciting. This is why I will call this draft class a C.