The Boston Bruins selected right wing Jordan Caron, an 18-year-old out of Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, with their first-round pick, the 25th overall. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound right winger had 67 points and 36 goals in 56 gamaes for Rimouski last season, and really opened eyes during the Memorial Cup playoffs. B's GM Peter Chiarelli said that Caron has "power forward tendencies", and that both his shot and his tenacity around the net remind him of former B's scorer Glen Murray. Caron is expected to attend Boston's prospect camp at Ristuccia Arena in July.
"He was in our top 15 on our list," said Chiarelli. "When we saw the trend of the draft and we saw that this guy was available we kind of called off the dogs a bit (for a trade to move up). We were lucky because we thought a couple of teams ahead of us were going to take him. He's got a really good shot, but he's not what I'd call a pure shooter. He can grind too. He'll go in and dig out pucks and he'll take pucks to the net off the cycle or down low. I've talked a lot about those tendencies like (being) heavy on the puck, and he's got a lot of those tendencies."
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