Rumour: Bruins Linked to a young second overall pick

Published September 19, 2023 at 10:40

The Boston Bruins summer has been one of change, as David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron have both announced their retirement and now, the search for depth down the middle continues.

A rising superstar


While the Bruins have been linked to Elias Lindholm, Mark Scheifele, Elias Pettersson, and seemingly every other established center in the league, now, they've been linked to a younger name.

This is a team that's full of talent even with those two losses, and even in a stacked Eastern Conference, they're seemingly still a contender, and now, they could be targeting a former top pick.

Limitless potential

According to a recent report, the Bruins could be targeting former No. 2 overall pick Quinton Byfield, who may benefit most from a change of scenery, especially in a place with great culture and toughness that would help elevate his game to the next level.

NHL Trade Rumor, the ones to break the link have suggested the following mock trade, and it's hard to deny that both teams would benefit in a big way from it.

Boston Bruins acquire:
Quinton Byfield

LA Kings acquire:
2025 first-round pick
Fabian Lysell

Byfield played the most NHL games of his career a season ago, tallying 3 goals and 22 points in 53 games played, and now it appears time for him to take the next step, with the center position now seemingly stacked in LA, this move makes sense for both teams.

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Rumour: Bruins Linked to a young second overall pick

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