Bruins Select Charlestown Native In 3rd Round
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PITTSBURGH (CBS) – The Boston Bruins started day two of the NHL Draft by acquiring forward Michel Ouellet and a fifth round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the rights to forward Benoit Pouliot.
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With their third round pick (85th overall), the Bruins selected Charlestown native Matthew Grzelcyk. The 18-year-old defenseman is headed to Boston University in the fall. His father, John, is a longtime member of the TD Garden staff.
The Bruins selected center Seth Griffith with the fifth round pick they acquired from the Lightning. Griffith, 19, had 45 goals and 40 assists with the London Knights of the OHL in the 2011-12 season. Also in the fifth round, the Bruins selected forward Cody Payne of the Plymouth Whalers.
In the sixth round (175th overall), the Bruins drafted 18-year-old Matthew Benning. The defenseman had four goals and 14 assists with the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL last season. Matthew is the nephew of Bruins assistant GM Jim Benning.
In the seventh round, the Bruins drafted forward Colton Hargrove of the USHL.