BOSTON (CBS) — Jake DeBrusk wants a new beginning.
The Bruins winger has requested a trade, according to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug.READ MORE: Carolina Hurricanes' Twitter Account Twists The Knife On Rough Stretch For Boston Sports
“[DeBrusk] asked for a trade over the weekend,” Rishaug reported. “It’s felt a change of scenery moving forward would be beneficial. DeBrusk will remain with the team while the Bruins try and facilitate the request.”READ MORE: Hurricanes Roll Past Bruins 7-1
Elliotte Friedman reported that the Bruins are “working on the possibility of a fresh start for the player” but that “nothing is imminent at this time.”
DeBrusk, 25, was a healthy scratch for Sunday’s win over the Canucks. He has three goals and three assists in 17 games played this year, to go with a minus-2 rating. Now in his fifth season, DeBrusk has scored 70 goals with 70 assists for 140 points in 261 games. He’s also scored 16 goals with 10 assists in 59 playoff games.MORE NEWS: Willie O'Ree's Jersey Number 22 Retired By Bruins
The 15th overall pick in what has become the infamous 2015 draft for Don Sweeney and the Bruins, DeBrusk has struggled to live up to his draft position for the Bruins, who picked DeBrusk as the second of three consecutive picks in the middle of the first round.