Boston Bruins: Top 5 prospects to pay close attention to

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Boston Bruins: Fabian Lysell RW

The Bruins selected Fabian Lysell with the 21st overall pick of this year’s draft. Many expected him to go earlier in the draft, so Boston fans should be happy about him. He also has already signed his entry-level contract with the team. It is unclear where he will be playing this upcoming season, as there are multiple options. An immediate spot with the NHL club may be a bit far-fetched, but you never truly know. No matter where he ends up, though, he is a must-watch prospect.

With Luleå HF of the Swedish Hockey League last season, he suited up in 26 games. In them, he scored two goals and added an assist. This was his first taste of professional hockey of any kind, and with him being just a kid, he did well. He also was very productive in juniors this past season, too. With Frölunda HC’s J20 team, he scored three goals and had 13 points in just 10 games.

He has been heavily praised for his offensive ability. He not only is an excellent passer but also is a strong goal-scorer. With the Bruins not being particularly strong at right wing, his development is essential. If all goes smoothly with his development, he should blossom into a legitimate top-six forward for the team later down the road.