According to a report from the Boston Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Bruins rookie Jake DeBrusk has joined injured teammates Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy in skating drills, but has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.
The 21 year old DeBrusk has been out of the lineup since suffering an injury in the Bruins’ win over the Carolina Hurricanes nearly two weeks ago. The winger appeared to suffer and upper body injury when he crashed into the end boards during the second period. While today’s news has to be seen as encouraging, it still doesn’t give Bruins fans a timetable for his return.
In 64 games with the Bruins this season, the 6’0”, 185 pound DeBrusk has 14 goals and 39 points. Not bad for a 21 year old rookie. Not bad at all. It shouldn’t really come as a surprise however, as he tore up the AHL with the Providence Bruins last season with 19 goals and 49 points in 74 games. The former first round pick (14th overall) by the Bruins in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has gotten off to a very nice start in his NHL career. Hopefully, he can cap off his impressive rookie season with a productive Stanley Cup Playoffs run.
Bruins sign 6-foot-7 defenseman Sherman
The Boston Bruins announced that they’ve signed 6’7”, 220 pound defenseman Wiley Sherman to a two-year, entry level contract that begins with the 2018-19 season. It’s expected that he’ll join the AHL’s Providence Bruins on an amateur tryout (ATO) contract for the remainder of this season.
The 22 year old blue liner just wrapped up his season at Harvard alongside Bruins teammate Ryan Donato, where he put up three goals and seven points in 33 games. The Greenwich, CT native was selected by the Bruins in the 5th round (150th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Here’s the full press release from the Bruins:
BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 21, that the team has signed Harvard defenseman Wiley Sherman to a two-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2018-19 season. Sherman will join the Providence Bruins on an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
Sherman, 22, appeared in 33 games as a senior for Harvard in 2017-18, tallying three goals and four assists for seven points. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound defenseman helped lead the Crimson to an ECAC title as a junior in 2016-17 after establishing a career high with 13 assists in 36 games. In his sophomore season, he set a career high with four goals to go along with six assists in 31 games. Sherman played in all 37 games as a true freshman in 2014-15, posting three assists to help lead Harvard to an ECAC title.
Prior to attending Harvard, Sherman played four years of high school hockey at Hotchkiss School in Salisbury, Connecticut, where he totaled 11 goals and 27 assists for 38 points in 99 career games.
The Greenwich, Connecticut native was originally selected by the Bruins in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.