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Bruins land second pick in 2010 draft

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  April 13, 2010 07:32 PM

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The Bruins will pick second overall in the 2010 draft. Edmonton will have the top pick. The second pick guarantees that either Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin will be available for the Bruins to select. Hall and Seguin are the consensus top two picks in the draft.

"I'm excited to get the pick," said GM Peter Chiarelli. "It means we're going to get an impactful offensive forward. As far as our preference right now, we're undecided. We're still assessing it. We're going to get Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin. Both are very good offensive forwards."

Chiarelli said he would most likely not trade the second pick if Edmonton selects the player the Bruins want. Chiarelli said he currently has a preference, but that the rest of the staff is undecided. Hall's Windsor club is still playing in the OHL playoffs. Both Hall and Seguin will participate in the NHL combine next month, when both will undergo physical and psychological testing.

"They're so close that I'd be very, very content with either one, depending on who Edmonton picks," Chiarelli said. "I'm excited with this slot. I'm sure I'll have discussions with [Edmonton GM] Steve Tambellini. I'll be very excited to get either of these players. In all likelihood, I'll not be trading this pick."

The Bruins had a 60.8 percent chance of retaining their top-two selection.

The draft will take place on June 25 in Los Angeles. Here are some players that the Bruins would consider drafting.

Following are the top two picks in the last 10 drafts:

2009
John Tavares
Victor Hedman

2008
Steven Stamkos
Drew Doughty

2007
Patrick Kane
James van Riemsdyk

2006
Erik Johnson
Jordan Staal

2005
Sidney Crosby
Bobby Ryan

2004
Alex Ovechkin
Evgeni Malkin

2003
Marc-Andre Fleury
Eric Staal

2002
Rick Nash
Kari Lehtonen

2001
Ilya Kovalchuk
Jason Spezza

2000
Rick DiPietro
Dany Heatley

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