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Report: Senyshyn Requests Trade From Boston Bruins Organization

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As if the Boston Bruins didn’t have enough problems, now they have AHL guys popping off about playing time and not getting enough chances at the NHL level.

Former first round pick Zach Senyshyn, who has consistently underachieved during his time in the Bruins organization, told Mark Divver that he’s requested a trade from the Boston Bruins organization.

“I want to play in the NHL. I feel like I haven’t been given that opportunity in the Bruins organization,’’ said Senyshyn to Divver. “I feel like my game has gotten to that level where I’m ready to play and I’m ready to make an impact. With the way the Bruins organization has been going, it just doesn’t seem like I’m in the mix.’’

All due respect to the 24-year-old Senyshyn, it’s a curious since there really isn’t anybody knocking the Bruins’ door down for the right wing’s services. Senyshyn was put on waivers at the end of NHL training camp when he was cut from the Boston group, and all 31 teams passed on him when they could have essentially had him for free while just picking up his contract.

There’s no doubt Senyshyn has stepped up his AHL game this season with eight goals and 13 points in 21 games and has a decent 15 goals and 26 points in 39 games over the last two years in Providence. But it’s also difficult to reconcile a player lamenting a lack of chances when it’s taken five years for Senyshyn to get his game together at the AHL level.

There’s also this problem: The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder seems to get hurt every time he gets a chance at the NHL level, as happened last season when he was tearing it up in Providence prior to an NHL promotion when the B’s needed a spark. Senyshyn couldn’t help but also bring up the fateful 2015 NHL Draft and the expectations of being a first round pick, things that are both completely out of hi control.

“I just feel like I need a fresh start. With all the backlash with the media, considering where I was drafted and everything going on there, it’s just been a lot emotionally. I feel as though a fresh start is best,” said Senyshyn, who has never topped 14 goals or 26 points in an AHL season to this point. “I’m not really being utilized in (the Boston) organization. I’m not being used at all. I feel as though it’s better for them to get some return and for me to get a fresh start.’’

It’s a nice sentiment by Senyshyn, but any return the Bruins could get in trade is far less than the mid-first round pick they invested in him. It’s got to be a gut punch, however, to now have two of the first round picks from the 2015 NHL Draft demanding trades while the third is out for the season after blowing out the ACL in his right knee.

When the Bruins could have had Mat Barzal, Thomas Chabot, Tomas Konecny, Kyle Connor, Brock Boeser or any number of talented NHL impact players in that first round, they instead drafted busts, underachievers and players looking for a way out of Boston just six years later. That’s got to be bitterly disappointing for everybody running the Black and Gold about what could have been had things gone even a little differently.

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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Orr fan

We all would like to see him traded. Better yet, to never have been drafted in the first place. Face it Zack, you’re just not good enough maybe look into driving a truck.

Cecil Dunlap

Joe just a comment on this whole draft question which I too feel was a bust and in hindsight could have been far better, but at the time Senyshyn was the only pick that raised eyebrows, the other 2 seemed like the best at that time. Now one could argue (not saying I would but) that the reason these 3 were a “bust” as opposed to those who were drafted after them is that perhaps the Boston organization are not as good at player development as the other organizations.

Al

Of the three, only Zboril was drafted at slot. ZS was about two rounds too early and JDB about 15 picks of an overdraft. That draft set this organization back a decade and should have gotten Sweeney fired (normal people get fired when they screw up this badly). None of it is hindsight either. Just do some research. Everyone not named Don Sweeney knew not to make those picks. Stupid people do go to Harvard.

[…] Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Zach Senyshyn was placed on waivers by the Boston Bruins again in coaching and wasn’t claimed by anybody. Other than taking up his contract, he might have been had without cost. […]

Good, trade him and Debrusk for a bag of pucks. They both cost a fortune with nothing in return. There’s plenty of plummers available in the league who will be happy to earn a buck netting 5 or 6 goals a year. My sisters little girl plays with more grit than either of those guys.Besides anyone who bites the hand that feeds them clearly lacks the integrity necessary to be a solid team guy. So good riddance you whiny little bit#*es, don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

[…] Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Zach Senyshyn was put on waivers by the Boston Bruins back in training and wasn’t claimed by anyone. Aside from taking on his contract, he could have been had for free. […]

[…] Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Zach Senyshyn was placed on waivers by the Boston Bruins again in coaching and wasn’t claimed by anybody. Apart from taking over his contract, he may have been had without cost. […]

[…] Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Zach Senyshyn was put on waivers by the Boston Bruins back in training and wasn’t claimed by anyone. Aside from taking on his contract, he could have been had for free. […]

[…] Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Zach Senyshyn was put on waivers by the Boston Bruins back in training and wasn’t claimed by anyone. Aside from taking on his contract, he could have been had for free. […]

Dean

i agree with zach and dont blame him for requesting a move, Don sweeney drafted a player the should have reasonably been drafted in late second round, maybe. sweeney has to stop relying on poor scouting, to much reliance on a sweedish head scout, that hasnt worked,,right.. The poor kid should have been put in a position to succeed, now we have brady lyle with promise, but no, lets have Achan, all 5 ft 6 of him take over development playing time. how does this translate into success in the playoffs when achan has 6 ft 4 power forwards taking… Read more »

Rick W Murray

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out worst draft pick since Zach Hamill.

[…] Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Zach Senyshyn was put on waivers by the Boston Bruins back in training and wasn’t claimed by anyone. Aside from taking on his contract, he could have been had for free. […]

[…] Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Zach Senyshyn was put on waivers by the Boston Bruins back in training and wasn’t claimed by anyone. Aside from taking on his contract, he could have been had for free. […]

[…] Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Zach Senyshyn was placed on waivers by the Boston Bruins again in coaching and wasn’t claimed by anybody. Except for taking over his contract, he may have been had without spending a dime. […]

Lawrence Maiolo

I predict that the B’s will squeeze into the 7th or 8th spot in the conference this year and maybe next year if Bergeron comes back. After that they will become the next Buffalo. You can’t go out and get centers of the caliber of Bergeron and Krejci on the open market because guys like that never make it to free agency and if they do their best years are behind them and you will overpay. You have to get them from the draft and I don’t see any top prospects at center or forward coming up in this organization.

[…] Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Zach Senyshyn was placed on waivers by the Boston Bruins again in coaching and wasn’t claimed by anybody. Apart from taking up his contract, he might have been had without spending a dime. […]

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