Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said on Wednesday that forward winger Jake DeBrusk has rescinded his request to be traded by the team. He further quoted, “We’re very happy that Jake has turned the corner on how he feels about the Boston Bruins and wants to be with us”. “He had a hell of a second part of the year and deserves a lot of credit for the production that he put forth and he’s looking forward to being back.”
Sweeney said that in November Jake asked to be traded. He signed a two-year contract on March 21, this year, for $8 million for a $4 million average annual value. On February 24, he moved on to the top line of the team alongside Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeon, scoring 16 goals in his last 32 games. He was drafted 14th overall by the Bruins in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. His entry-level contract was signed in November 2015.
DeBrusk will continue his play with the Bruins
Jake DeBrusk had 4 points in seven Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Boston Bruins’ loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference First Round. His 25 goal’s tied Bergeon for third for Bruins this season with his 42 points being the eighth, according to nhl.com. Sweeney noted, “We’re happy that he’s in a good place and I indicated that previously”. “I think he was just in a better place when the season ended.” DeBrusk’s decision to stay with the team gave them much-needed stability.
Jim Montgomery was hired in place of coach Bruce Cassidy on 1st July. Patrice Bergeron will become an unrestricted free agent on July 13th. Till now he has yet to decide his course of action, whether he wants another season with the Bruins or not. The Bruins will have t start their season without their three key players. Marchand has surgery on both hips, Charlie McAvoy has arthroscopic surgery, and Matt Grzekcyk has surgery on his right shoulder.