Spoke with Rick Valette today, agent for Jake DeBrusk, he confirmed he asked for a trade over the weekend. It's felt a change of scenery moving forward would be beneficial. Debrusk will remain with the team while the Bruins try and facilitate the request.
— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) November 29, 2021
This is Debrusk’s fifth season skating for the Bruins. He’s totaled three goals and six points through 17 games this season. The glaring issue for the past two season for Debrusk has been inconsistency. Only scoring one goal in the past 13 matchups before landing back into the press box.
“What happens with Jake, what we’ve seen over the last few years is when the production is there, you’re getting more second effort. They kind of go hand in hand,” Cassidy said Sunday. “And when it’s not there, we lose it a little bit. That’s been the ask of him for a number of years now: no drop-off on this side of the ledger just because the production isn’t there.”
Drafted with the No. 14 overall pick in 2015, DeBrusk has scored 70 goals and 140 points over 261 career games, and has 16 goals and 26 points in 59 career playoff games.
Debrusk is approaching his final year in his contract. He currently holds a $3.675 million cap hit, which is a solid salary for a player his caliber — meaning Boston will likely get a deal for him.