Connect with us

Boston Bruins

Report: Senyshyn Requests Trade From Boston Bruins Organization



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.

Copyright ©2023 National Hockey Now and Boston Hockey Now. Not affiliated with the Boston Bruins or the NHL.