The Boston Bruins made just five selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Despite that fact, the organization was quite bullish on its five newest prospects.
Defenseman Axel Andersson was the team’s first pick, taken in the second round, 57th overall. From Järna, Sweden, Andersson played for Djurgardens IF J20 in the SuperElit, posting a plus-14 rating while scoring six goals and adding a team high 25 assists in 42 games played.
Andersson was part of Sweden’s bronze medal-winning team at the 2018 IIHF U-18 World Championship.
“The staff was really high on him,” said Bruins assistant GM Scott Bradley. “He can really skate. He’s one of the better skaters in the draft. He’s real mobile up the ice. He can join the rush.”