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Jakub Zbořil (born 21 February 1997) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Bruins in the first round, 13th overall, at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Jakub Zbořil
Jakub Zboril.jpg
Born (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 22)
Brno, Czech Republic
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2015
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2017–present

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Playing careerEdit

Zbořil was drafted by the Saint John Sea Dogs in the first round, fifth overall, of the 2014 CHL Import Draft.[1] His outstanding play with the Sea Dogs during the 2014–15 season was recognized when he was named to the 2014–15 QMJHL All-Rookie Team.[2]

Leading up to the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on 26 June 2015, Zbořil was named as a top-rated prospect and was widely projected to be a first round selection at the draft.[3][4] He was ultimately selected by the Boston Bruins with the 13th overall pick, acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Milan Lucic, one of three consecutive first-round selections by the Bruins, along with Jake DeBrusk (14th overall) and Zachary Senyshyn (15th overall). On 15 July, Zbořil signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Bruins.[5] It would not be until the 2018–19 season, with a depleted defensive corps at the time, that Zboril would play his first NHL game with the Bruins – Zboril's first game with the Bruins occurred on November 17, 2018, in a 1–0 overtime road loss to the Dallas Stars.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Medal record
Representing   Czech Republic
Men's ice hockey
IIHF U18 Championships
  2014 Finland
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
  2014 Czech Republic/Slovakia
  2013 Czech Republic/Slovakia

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Kometa Brno Czech.20 36 5 16 21 57
2014–15 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 44 13 20 33 73 5 1 2 3 18
2015–16 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 50 6 14 20 57 17 2 8 10 6
2016–17 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 50 9 32 41 44 16 3 4 7 12
2017–18 Providence Bruins AHL 68 4 15 19 38 4 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Providence Bruins AHL 56 4 15 19 38 4 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Czech Republic IH18   4 1 1 2 4
2014 Czech Republic WJC18   7 0 3 3 8
2014 Czech Republic IH18   5 4 2 6 8
2015 Czech Republic WJC18 6th 3 1 1 2 4
2016 Czech Republic WJC 5th 5 0 1 1 31
2017 Czech Republic WJC 6th 5 0 4 4 10
Junior totals 29 6 12 18 65

Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dogs select Czech d-man 5th overall". stationnation.ca. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  2. ^ "QMJHL announces All-Rookie Team". National Hockey League. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. ^ "NHL Combine: Czech out Jakub Zboril's game". Boston Herald. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Jakub Zboril the next ones 2015 draft profile". thehockeywriters.com. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  5. ^ "B's sign defenseman Jakub Zboril to an entry-level contract". Boston Bruins. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  6. ^ Russo, Eric (17 November 2018). "Bruins Earn A Point in OT Loss to Dallas – Clifton, Zboril Debut". Boston Bruins. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Czech Republic U18 at eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  8. ^ "2015 NHL Draft profile: Jakub Zboril". lastwordonsports.com. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Jakub Zboril prospect profile". hockeysfuture.com. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  10. ^ "The Golden Puck Awards, an unforgettable evening". Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
David Pastrňák
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
2015
Succeeded by
Jake DeBrusk