2010 NHL Draft: Bruins pick Tyler Seguin with 2nd Overall Pick

Cory Ducey@@duceycoAnalyst IIIJune 26, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  Tyler Seguin, drafted second overall by the Boston Bruins, poses with team personnel  during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Boston Bruins picked Tyler Seguin as the second overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft.

Seguin is a welcomed addition to the offensive core, which suffered greatly in the 2009-10 campaign.

With the recent signing of Nathan Horton and the resigning of Mark Recchi, it seems that the Bruins are beefing up on the offensive power and could setup another multiple-scoring line to keep the opposition busy for the 2010-11 season.

Seguin played with the Plymouth Whalers in the OHL and was head-to-head in the CSS rankings throughout last season with Taylor Hall, who was the first player chosen in the draft.

At 6'1", 172 lbs, Seguin notched 106 points (48 Goals and 58 Assists) last season and has the potential to be a force on the ice for the Bruins.

He won the Red Tilson Trophy, as the Ontario Hockey Leagues' outstanding player for the 2009-10 season.

During the 2009-10 season he captained Team White and was selected team MVP at the Top Prospects Game. Seguin was also named an OHL All-Star for the Canada-Russia Challenge and competed in the OHL All-Star game. 

He played brilliantly for Canada at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic, leading the event and Canada to gold with four goals and six assists (4-6--10) in four games.

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When asked if he was happy to be a Bruin, Seguin said, "It definitely feels great just to be able to sit back and look down at my (Bruins) jersey... I’ll try to have a fantastic off-season so I’ll be able to earn a spot next year."

Although he played center for entire OHL career, he feels that he is diverse enough to play wing if asked.

Bruin's Coach Claude Julien said, "He's a highly skilled player, we know he can definitely bring some offense to our team."

When TSN's James Duthie asked Seguin how does "Tyler Seguin, Boston Bruin" sound; Seguin immediately answered, "Ah it sounds amazing, you know?  It's a dream come true to go first round and then to go to a team like Boston, it's fantastic"

GM Peter Chiraelli boasted Seguin's qualities like tremendous shot, vision and creativity, and they are very pleased to have him.

When asked about the amount of quality centers in Bergeron, Krejci, Savard and now Seguin; Chiraelli also told TSN, "We've got a lot of versatility is what we have."

"Center men are often the most talented players amongst the forward group," said Chiraelli, "I know Tyler can play the wing, we talked about that so we have a lot of options." 

What should Bruins fans think of the deal?  The Bruins now have a player that can play wing on a team that is deep in centers. Seguin has played center most of his hockey career and if a situation like: David Krejci going down in the playoffs happens, they have a quality player to step up if needed.

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