Height/Weight: 6-foot-10, 181 pounds Last played for: Niagara Ice Dogs, OHL
An excellent skater with strong hands and proven play-making ability, Tomasino is another offensive-minded forward who put up 34 goals and 38 assists in 67 games for the Ice Dogs this season
The B's took three centers in last year's draft, though, so Tomasino would be entering a crowded space here.
Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device Tags: 2019 NHL Draft , NHL , Boston Bruins Bruins' Jake DeBrusk hopes to bust out in Stanley Cup Final: 'I have a lot more to give' Bruins' Jake DeBrusk hopes to bust out in Stanley Cup Final: 'I have a lot more to give' By Joe Haggerty May 24, 2019 7:54 PM
BOSTON – Jake DeBrusk had more goals (six) and points (eight) in the Bruins' two-round playoff run last spring than he’s had his this postseason (three goals and seven points) as the B's enter
DeBrusk was a force last year in the first round when he scored five goals against the Maple Leafs, but it’s been a tougher slog for the skilled left winger while chipping in here or there for the Black and Gold
So, it’s no surprise that DeBrusk says he feels like he might be a little due in the Cup Final against the St.
Louis Blues One of his patented hot streaks would be a welcome development for the Black and Gold
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The lack of a hot points stretch this postseason has been tough for DeBrusk to swallow.
“Everyone is hard on themselves and has expectations, but [the points] are not the main point for me," DeBrusk said "The win is the biggest thing If you don’t do what you want to do but the team wins then that’s all that matters this time of year So that does help But when you lose and you lose a tight game, it doesn’t necessarily creep in there…but you put more pressure on yourself or to be that guy, or be the difference It just hasn’t happened for me personally
“Usually for teams that I’ve been on the past I’ve had to be that guy, so it’s a little bit of a different feeling with things not going into the net as much Goals help with my confidence, but my overall game play itself I haven’t liked at all
So, it’s just a matter of going out and doing it.
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It’s also not out of the realm of possibility that it could happen based on DeBrusk’s mix of speed, power and skill going up against a St Louis defensemen corps that’s long on size and strength while at times short on skating speed That will be part of DeBrusk’s plan to get some separation on the Blues D-men and get pucks to the net in the kind of old-fashioned net-drive game he features when he’s at his best
“I feel like I have a lot more to give with these playoffs Personally, it hasn’t been what I wanted from a production standpoint, but we’re in So, there are obviously bigger things at hand,” said DeBrusk, who is at least getting his shots on net with 50 shots in these playoffs “But I’d like to find different ways to help this team and there’s no time better than now The way that I’m going to have to play to have success is my bread and butter in a sense It’s not going to be easy MORE HAGGERTY - Tale of the tape: How the Cup Finalists match up
“It’s going to be tough But getting into those hard areas is going to be my focus, especially against those big defensemen
That’s what I excel at.
You’re going to take some bumps and bruises along the way, but I think that’s also where I can use my speed I think that’s a big aspect I need to bring into the series”
It could go one of two ways for DeBrusk in the Final against the Blues
DeBrusk could continue to futilely chase after consistency and be frustrated as he’s been at times through the first three rounds Or this could be the series where DeBrusk’s work on the second line and his net-front presence on the power play turn into consistent offense and help get him and his team exactly where they want to go
Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device Charlie Coyle opens up about trade from Wild to Bruins Charlie Coyle opens up about trade from Wild to Bruins 6:06 PM
Before the 2019 NHL trade deadline, Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle went through a trying experience Then a member of the Minnesota Wild, Coyle was told that he had been traded However, he couldn't yet know where he was going
“I had a missed call and a text from [general manager] Paul [Fenton] and so I just knew, obviously,” Coyle said, per Michael Russo of The Athletic .
“I called him and he told me I was involved in a trade, so don’t go on the plane
But he couldn’t tell me where I was going yet because it’s not finalized.
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“It was so weird because suddenly I’m at a place where I’m not on an NHL team for however many hours I don’t know where I am I can’t say goodbye to my teammates It’s so hard to tell my family, my girlfriend, my friends, ‘I’m traded, we’re going somewhere … but I don’t know where yet’”
Fenton did say to Coyle “I think in the end you’ll be OK” with the destination And that certainly was the case
Coyle was sent to the Bruins in exchange for Ryan Donato and a fifth-round pick Coyle had grown up in Weymouth, Mass, and was being given a chance to play for his hometown team And since joining the squad, he has provided a massive upgrade for a problem spot in their lineup
Coyle has solidified the Bruins' weak third line and has proven to be a revelation for the team, especially during their Cup run So far in the postseason, Coyle has been excellent, logging 12 points (six goals, six assists) and a plus-9 rating through 17 playoff games That rating is tied for third-best on the team Neely seeks a second Cup as an executive
Most importantly, Coyle has proven to be clutch and scored a key, game-winning goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their series In overtime, Coyle took a pass from placed it perfectly into the back of the net from close range on Sergei Bobrovsky It was a beautiful play and one that fulfilled a life-long dream for Coyle
“I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’d put the net in front of my driveway and either play with the neighborhood kids or myself and score the big playoff-winning goal for the Bruins,” Coyle said via Russo
“And then to actually do it in reality … with my family in the crowd, oh my God.
Coyle will certainly have a chance to perform well and etch himself into Boston sports folklore during But certainly, the Bruins have to be glad about the return they got on the trade for Coyle While some thought that giving up Donato and a draft pick was a steep price, Coyle has proven to be a key cog for the team
Coyle will once again suit up in front of the TD Garden crowd on Monday at 8 pm ET when the Bruins take on the St Louis Blues Game 1 of can be seen on NBC or