The Boston Bruins selected center Brett Harrison in the third round with the 85th overall pick. This pick turned out to be the Bruins’ second because they traded their second-round pick for Taylor Hall.
In both rounds, the Bruins took a forward since they took winger Fabian Lysell with the 21st overall pick.
In 2020-21, Harrison played for KooVee’s U20 team in Finland, where he scored four goals and notched nine points in seven games. He also scored two goals for Canada’s U18 team in the World Junior Championships. The 6-foot-2 forward chose to play in Finland because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the OHL to cancel their season.
Harrison played for the OHL’s Oshawa Generals before that in the 2019-20 season, scoring 21 goals and tallied 37 points in 58 games. Interestingly enough, in Harrison’s rookie season in the OHL, he was one of only three players in the entire league to score over 20 goals that season.
This seems to be a nice fit for him since he cited the Bruins as his favorite team.
“I’ve always been a Bruins fan,” Harrison said. “I’ve always watched the Bruins growing up (with) so many great players going through. Just ran through the family. My grandpa was best friends with Gary Doak. Just a moment I’ll never forget.”