SAINT JOHN – Forward Cedric Pare has been selected by the Boston Bruins in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Draft.
The centre from Pintendre, Quebec, was taken by the Bruins today in the sixth round, 173rd overall, in this weekend’s annual selection process, which was held at United Center in Chicago. He is the second-ever Saint John player drafted by Boston, joining defenceman and teammate Jakub Zboril.
Pare, 18, posted five goals and 16 points in 64 games in his first full season with the Sea Dogs. He added one goal and three points in 18 playoff games as part of Saint John’s 2017 President Cup Championship team, and scored two goals in four games at the 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
Three Sea Dogs prospects were also chosen.
Centre Shane Bowers went to the Ottawa Senators in last night’s first round (28th overall). Today, the New York Islanders snared defenceman Ben Mirageas in the third round (77th overall) while the New York Rangers grabbed forward Morgan Barron in the sixth round (174th overall).
Congratulations to Cedric, and all our Sea Dogs prospects!