Boston Bruins: Don Sweeney’s Top 3 Draft Picks

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Don Sweeney has had some misses in his six drafts, but the Boston Bruins general manager nailed it with these three picks.

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney is not afraid to take chances. In the 2016 Entry Draft, he chose forward Trent Frederic with the 29th pick in the first round. Frederic was expected to go lower than when he was drafted, but there was something there that was good enough for Sweeney to take a chance in drafting him.

Make no mistake, Sweeney like every GM has hit on some of his draft picks, made some picks that have not panned out and he has even missed on some. There have been picks that he has made that have been used in trades to address needs for the Bruins at the trade deadlines prior to the playoffs. It’s the nature of the job. It happens.

Sweeney has had some picks already make a significant impact in Boston and some of his picks are close to being full-time NHL players. With that said, let’s take a look at the three best draft picks made by Sweeney in tenure as GM of the Bruins.

Two of the three picks have made a major impact with the Bruins already, while one has played a few games in the NHL, but is knocking on the door of earning a full-time slot in the Bruins forward groupings.