The Boston Bruins have locked up Jake Debrusk to a two-year contract extension worth 3.675 million dollars per season. The young, energetic winger was drafted 14th overall in the 2015 NHL draft by the Bruins and has played for them his entire career.
As mentioned earlier, Debrusk was drafted in 2015 by the Bruins. The Canadian forward is the son of Louie Debrusk. Jake’s playstyle is a lot different than his father’s. Instead of being a hard-hitting power forward, he instead uses his 6-foot, 188-pound frame to create lots of scoring chances for himself and his teammates.
During his short three-year career, Debrusk has been a productive player for the Bruins. Playing alongside David Krejci for most of his career, Debrusk has been a consistent 40 point-per-season player. With Krejci’s help, Debrusk has managed to score 62 career goals and 58 assists for a total of 120 points.
What Does Debrusk Bring to Boston
This season Debrusk will be playing with a new linemate this season. The Bruins signed Craig Smith to play alongside him and Krejci. The combination of Smith-Krejci-Debrusk will create one of the best second lines in the NHL and the new line combination will greatly improve the Bruins depth scoring.
In past years, Boston has depended on its first line to carry the bulk of the offense. While the first line does have elite goal scorers in Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak, they need some help. Boston should be able to count on Debrusk to score at least 20 goals or more in the next couple of seasons.
The Bruins were able to lock down one of their better young players to a reasonable contract. General Manager Don Sweeney should be praised for this signing as it will pay dividends for a couple of seasons. The speedy winger and the rest of the second line will be one of the hardest lines to match up against next season. Bruins fans should very excited for the upcoming season as the team looks ready to compete for a Stanley Cup once again.
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