Who did the Bruins pick on the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft?

Matt Kalman
June 22, 2019 - 5:53 pm

After taking John Beecher 30th overall on the first night of the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday, the Bruins stayed in their assigned slots for the second day of the draft and made four picks.

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They didn’t have a second-round puck because they traded it to New Jersey at the NHL trade deadline for Marcus Johansson.

With their first pick on the second day of the draft – 192nd overall in the third round – the Bruins selected 5-foot-10, 170-pound left wing Quinn Olson, who had 66 points (20 goals, 46 assists) in 54 games for Okotoks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He’s headed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth (alma mater of Karson Kuhlman) in 2020. Central Scouting Service had him ranked 105 among North American skaters.

The Bruins didn’t have a fourth-round pick (it went to Chicago for Tommy Wingels in 2018), but they used their fifth-round pick (No. 154) to select 5-11, 170-pound defenseman Roman Bychkov. He was ranked 34th by CSS among European skaters after playing for the Yaroslavl junior team in the MHL in Russia.

Here’s what Recrutes.ca, which ranked Bychkov at No. 79, had to say about him:

“Left off of the Russian roster for the U-18’s due to a broken thumb suffered late in the season, Bychkov was nevertheless still an invite to the NHL Combine, which is a decent indication that he’ll be selected by someone before the end of the fourth round, Not overly big, fast or productive, Bychkov plays a smart two-way game.”

In the sixth round with the 185th pick overall the Bruins took 5-11, 161-pound center Matias Mantykivi, a Finnish junior player.

Lastly the Bruins picked at No. 192 in the seventh round and went with North-Dakota bound left wing Jake Schmaltz. The 6-1, 167-pound forward had 18 points in 60 games for the Chicago Steel in the USHL last season. He is the cousin of Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz.

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