Boston Bruins: Top 30 Draft Picks of All Time

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13. Brad Marchand – 2006 – 71st Overall

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The Boston Bruins double-dipped in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, and they hit on both picks when they selected Milan Lucic with the 50th overall draft pick, and then Brad Marchand with the 71st overall draft pick.

Widely considered the biggest pest in the NHL, Marchand has a knack for getting under the skin of his opponents while also performing as one of the most effective 200-foot players in the entire league. Brad Marchand has incredible defensive-awareness, and that has led to his success alongside Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron on the team’s top line. Marchand might also be one of the league’s most underrated goal scorers, however, with  with four 20 goal seasons in as many full years, and an 18 goal season in the lock-out shortened season.

Brad Marchand has room to move up on this list if he continues to play at the level he has to this point in his career, and Bruins fans will continue to cheer him on so long as he remains in the black and gold.

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