The 2011 NHL Entry Draft begins at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the Boston Bruins have seven picks, including the No. 9 overall pick.
Boston, which won its first Stanley Cup in 39 years this past season, is looking to add depth on defense, as well as bolster the power play. With a top ten pick, the Bruins will certainly have good options for both.
Ryan Murphy is expected to be one of Boston's top targets in the draft. In two seasons with the Kitchener Rangers, Murphy has 32 goals and 86 assists. This past season, Murphy posted career bests in goals (26) and assists (53) for 79 points and had a plus/minus of plus-22.
Murphy had two goals and nine assists for 11 points in seven postseason games this season. In 2009-10, Murphy totaled five goals and 12 assists in 20 playoff games for Kitchener.
Below is a list of all of the Bruins' draft picks. To view the complete order in this year's draft, visit NHL.com.
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)