Monday, December 12, 2016

Bruins sign Jesse Gabrielle to 3-year entry-level contract

Jesse Gabrielle
Jesse Gabrielle
On Sunday, Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced that the Bruins signed forward Jesse Gabrielle to a 3-year entry-level contract.

Gabrielle was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2015 draft in the 4th round, he was the 105th overall pick. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta and according to nhl.com, Gabrielle is 5'11" tall and 204lbs. Gabrielle is considered to be a gritty forward that is an agitator and has some offensive skills. Gabrielle has said that he wants to play like Brad Marchand which should make Bruins fans like him more.

"When I saw Marchand for the first time, watching him throughout his career here, I instantly fell in love with the way that he played," said Gabrielle. "That's kind of the way that I want to play. I'm not a bigger guy… He's got a great skill set, that's kind of what I've got to work on. The way that he plays on edge is what I like about him."
Source: causewaycrowd.com

Gabrielle, 19, is in his second season with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2016-17, and has compiled 19 goals (leads the team) and 11 assists for 30 points (tied for first on the team) with 32 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating in 25 games.

In 2015-16, the 6-foot, 205-pound forward skated in 72 games with Prince George, registering 40 goals (led the team) and 35 assists for 75 points (second on the team) with 101 penalty minutes (third on the team). At the conclusion of Prince George's season, Gabrielle joined the Providence Bruins on an amateur tryout agreement (ATO) and skated in three AHL games.
Source: nhl.com

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