The 15th selection from the 2015 draft signed a one-year, $750,000 contract this offseason with the Bruins. He was not claimed by any team and has reported to the Providence Bruins’ training camp.
It’s not shocking to see Senyshyn not only placed on waivers, but clear. The 24-year-old winger saw eight games of action in the NHL last season, recording no points with a -1. In total, Senyshyn has skated in 14 games with Boston, with a goal and two assists. It’s evident that the first-round player is not a first-round talent, but also lacks the skills to play in the NHL.
Senyshyn returns to Providence for yet another season. With the P-Bruins, Senyshyn recorded 13 points in 18 games last season. Over a span of four seasons in the AHL, the winger has 79 points in 192 games played. He was an assistant captain with the team, and may take on that role again.
The 2015 NHL Draft was disastrous for Don Sweeney and the front office. It’s never good to swing-and-miss in the first round, and it’s even worse to miss on multiple picks when you have three. It’s easy to say Sweeney did not hit with the Senyshyn pick, who looks to be stuck in the AHL for yet another season.
Senyshyn, a native of Ottawa, was considered a reach at the time, and that’s been proven correct. He’s buried in the Bruins’ system with younger talent ahead of him on the depth chart. A restricted free agent yet again at the end of this season, this is likely the final season that Senyshyn will be with the Boston Bruins organization.
In fact, there’s a chance that all three selections from the Bruins aren’t apart of the organization after this season. Both Jake DeBrusk and Jakub Zboril are in the final years of their contracts, and may not be re-signed this summer.
All in all, the writing has been on the wall for awhile, and even after getting another NHL contract this summer, the nail is in the coffin on Senyshyn. Unless Boston suffers a massive amount of injuries, Senyshyn won’t be getting a call-up anytime soon.