Bruins Take Swedish Defenseman With 1st 2018 Draft Selection
The Boston Bruins had to wait until the second round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft to make their first move, but, once their time came, they snagged a solid Swedish defender.
Boston selected 18-year-old Axel Andersson with the 57th overall pick in the second round of the draft.
Andersson, who most recently played for Djurgarden Jr. of the Swedish Juinor League, posted 31 total points including six goals in 42 games, during the 2017-2018 season.
According to an eliteprospects.com report, the Swedish defender skates and passes well and has solid upside offensively.
Andersson's defense needs some work, according to multiple reports, but his potential was something the B's apparently couldn't pass on in the second round.