The 2011 NHL Draft begins on Friday night, with the Boston Bruins owning the No. 9 overall pick and six other picks in the seven-round draft, which takes place at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Boston, which won the 2011 Stanley Cup in seven games against the Vancouver Canucks, has the fortune of having a high draft pick despite their success. The B's acquired the first round pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for their top pick in 2010 - which the Bruins' used on sensational forward Tyler Seguin- and a 2010 second round pick.
Toronto also received Boston's 2011 first round pick, which is the 30th overall based on the Bruins' playoff success. In addition, Boston has five more picks through the sixth round, but does not have a selection in the seventh round.
The Edmonton Oilers own the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, with the Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Atlanta/Winnipeg Thrashers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Bruins, Minnesota Wild, Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes, Calgary Flame and Dallas Stars rounding out the top 14 picks, respectively.
Here is a look at the Bruins' selections in this year's draft.
2011 NHL Entry Draft - Boston Bruins - Draft Picks
Round 1: No. 9 overall (from Toronto)
Round 2: No. 40 overall (from Minnesota)
Round 3: No. 81 overall (from Phoenix Coyotes)
Round 4: No. 121 overall
Round 5: No. 151 overall
Round 6: No. 181 overall.
Round 7: No. 183 overall (from Florida)