Boston Bruins: Top 30 Draft Picks of All Time

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25. Hal Gill – 1993 – 207th Overall

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The Boston Bruins selected Massachusetts-native Hal Gill with the 207th overall selection in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. It’s not every day that a player drafted so low in the draft becomes much in terms of a quality player, but Hal Gill is one of the best examples that a solid player can slip between the cracks.

In his 16 year NHL career, Hal Gill played a total of 1,108 career games split between the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, and finally, the Philadelphia Flyers. In those 1,108 games, Hal Gill proved that he was an absolute monster as a defenseman, and that made up for his offensive deficiencies. With only 36 goals and 148 assists, Gill showed that a stay-at-home defenseman can thrive in this league without contributing points. Gill also added 962 penalty minutes over his career, showing that he wasn’t afraid to throw his body around to make a play, and often just to make a statement.

Hall Gill is 6-foot-7 and weighs 250 pounds, and his immense size made him an ever-intimidating presense on the blueline. Gill tasted the glory of winning the Stanley Cup one time in his career in 2009 when he was finally able to hoist the trophy that all North American hockey players grow up desiring.

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