Interesting turn of events for the Boston Bruins

Published July 5, 2022 at 8:38 PM

Last season, Jake DeBrusk made it clear that he was unhappy as a member of the Boston Bruins. The forward was looking for a fresh start, but apparently that has changed as TSN's Ryan Rishaug reports that the Bruins forward has rescinded the trade request he made last November.

According to Rishaug, DeBrusk's agent, Rick Valette, and Bruins general manager Don Sweeney spoke last week. Valette informed the Bruins that DeBrusk had rescinded the request and would be happy to remain a member of the Bruins organization in the future. Rishaug added that while DeBrusk could technically still be moved this offseason, it is unlikely to happen at this point.

At the time of his trade request last November, things weren't looking good for DeBrusk. He was being held out of the lineup by former Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy after only collecting three goals and three assists in 17 games before his trade request. The Bruins' 2015 first-round pick has had a good start to his career, however, collecting 120 points in 203 career games before 2020-21.

It's unclear how close the team came to trading the winger, but he continued to play and eventually produced. Over the next 60 games after the request, DeBrusk would score an impressive 22 goals and add 14 assists, finishing the season with 25 goals and 17 assists in 77 games.

The 14th overall pick in 2015 signed a two-year extension on trade deadline day with an average salary of $4 million.

For the Bruins, superstar Brad Marchand underwent hip surgery that is expected to keep him out of the lineup for several months. As a result, Debrusk should see his role rise.
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Interesting turn of events for the Boston Bruins

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