After drafting winger David Pastrnak with the No. 25 overall pick on Friday, the Bruins rounded out their 2014 NHL Draft selections on Saturday, taking four more players.
With their second round pick, No. 56 overall, the B’s took forward Ryan Donato, son of former Bruin Ted Donato. The Scituate-native attended the Dexter School in 2013-14, scoring 37 goals and 41 assists in 30 games to become the leading scorer in prep school hockey. He also played for the Cape Cod Whalers U-18 team, scoring eight goals and nine assists in nine games. Ryan is currently committed to play at Harvard University in 2015-16, where his father Ted is the head coach.
The next Bruins pick came in the fourth round, when the B’s selected forward Danton Heinen at No. 116 overall. A native of Langley, British Columbia, Heinen scored 29 goals and 32 assists as Captain of the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. The 6’0”, 170-pound forward is committed to the University of Denver this fall.
In the fifth round, the Bruins drafted Mequon, Wis. native Anders Bjork with the No. 146 pick. In the 2013-14 season with the USHL National Team Development Program, the forward scored nine goals and 12 assists in 26 games. He has skated 61 games for the US National U-18 team, netting 21 goals and 21 assists, including two goals in seven games at the World Junior Championship. Bjork is slated to join Hockey East this year as a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
The fourth selection the Bruins made on Saturday was their first non-forward, as they took defenseman Emil Johansson of the Swedish SuperElite League in the seventh round at No. 206 overall. In 48 games between HV71 J18 and J20 teams in 2013-14, the native of Vaxjo, Sweden scored four goals and 10 assists, while spending 48 minutes in the penalty box.
All in all, the Bruins took four forwards and one defenseman with their five selections in this year’s draft. This was the first time since 2009 that they took only one defenseman in the entire draft, when Ryan Button was the only blue liner picked by the B’s.