Jake Debrosk General Manager Don Sweeney said Wednesday that he has canceled his request to be traded by the Boston Bruins.
Sweeney said in November that the attacker had requested a trade.
“I’m not surprised this finally happened,” Sweeney said at the time. “I’ve been aware for some time now, and we’ve been trying to look into a hockey trade situation that would help the Boston Bruins and, as I do my job, adapt to what Jake thinks best. There’s a balance there.”
DeBrusk signed a two-year contract worth $8 million ($4 million average annual value) on March 21.
The 25-year-old has been moved to the Bruins’ top streak alongside Patrice Bergeron And the Brad Marchand On February 24, he scored 16 goals in his last 32 matches. DeBrusk’s 25-goal tie tied Bergeron for third over the Bruins this season, and has 42 points for eighth. He had four points (two goals, two assists) in seven Stanley Cup playoffs in Boston’s loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the Eastern Conference.
Choosing DeBrusk to stay with the Bruins gives them some much needed stability. Jim Montgomery was appointed July 1 to replace Bruce Cassidy as coach. Bergeron could become an unrestricted free agent on July 13 and hasn’t decided if he wants to return for the 19th NHL season.
And the Bruins know they will start the season without three key players. Marchand underwent surgery on his hips on May 27 and needs six months to recover. defenseman Charlie McAvoy He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on 3 June and it is expected that he will need six months to recover. defenseman Matt Gerzelec He underwent surgery on his right shoulder on June 3 and is expected to need five months to recover.