Boston Bruins: Top 30 Draft Picks of All Time

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30. Dwight Foster – 1977 – 16th Overall

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Dwight Foster was selected with the 16th overall draft pick in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft and spent four seasons with the Boston Bruins from 1977 until 1981 before finishing his career with the Bruins in his final two seasons in 1985-86 and 1986-87. Foster found most success with the Bruins when he centered a line that included Rick Middleton and Stan Jonathan. The line brought excitement, scoring, and hard-hitting play to a Bruins team that was looking to regain the success they found early on in the 1970s.

Foster ended up being traded away to the Colorado Avalanche in 1982 in a deal that included a first round draft pick swap between the Bruins and the Avalanche. The most notable part of this trade was the fact that the Boston Bruins ended up getting to switch their first round pick for the first overall pick that year, as the Avalanche had finished with the league’s worst record the season before.

With six years spent skating with the spoked B on his chest as a member of the Boston Bruins and 274 points in a career 541 games, as well as being the focal point of a trade that brought a 1st overall draft pick to the Bruins, Foster is certainly deserving of his spot on this list.

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