Boston Bruins: Top 30 Draft Picks of All Time

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1. Ray Bourque – 1978 – 8th Overall

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After being drafted with the 8th overall draft pick in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, Ray Bourque went on to set multiple milestones as a member of the Boston Bruins, and then as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. Ray Bourque was not only one of the best point-scorers in Bruins history, but he was also one of the best point-scorers in the history of the league, ranking 11th all-time with 1579 points. Ray Bourque skated in 1518 career games with the Boston Bruins which ranks first in franchise history, as do his 1506 points. Ray Bourque is also the franchise leader in assists, power play goals, and even leads the NHL in points from defenders.

Ray Bourque showed that he was more than just a point scorer, having been honored as the league’s ebst defenseman five times as the Norris trophy winner. Ray was also honored as a First or Second Team All-Star in 19 of his 21 career seasons in the NHL, showing that he was among the best in the league for just about every single season he played.  Ray Bourque will always be recognized as one of the best NHL players of all time, and even more-so, having been the longest tenured captain in franchise history, as one of the greatest Boston Bruins of all time. Ray Bourque was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 2004.

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With such an amazing career, Ray Bourque is far-and-away the best draft pick the Boston Bruins ever made.