The first thing you’ll notice about the Boston Bruins’ all-time all-drafted team is that many of the franchise’s best-ever players are nowhere to be found.
The NHL’s first amateur draft was held in 1963, and the draft was expanded in 1969 to encompass any and all amateur players in the world. As a result, franchise legends such as Bobby Orr, Eddie Shore, Milt Schmidt, Johnny Bucyk and others aren’t included on the Bruins’ all-time all-drafted team – for the simple reason that they were never drafted.
But even without the inclusion of the Bruins’ early greats, there’s plenty of talent to spread around.
Up front, Boston is loaded with skill and scoring power, with a few rough-and-tumble types thrown in.