LATEST | Former first-round pick decides to leave the NHL: Disastrous for the Bruins

Published July 16, 2023 at 3:08 PM
After spending parts of seven seasons playing professionally in North America, mostly in the AHL, former Bruins first-round pick Zach Senyshyn has decided to head over to Europe.

On Sunday, the Schwenninger Wild Wings announced that they've signed Senyshyn to a one-year contract for the 2023-24 DEL season.

The following quote was translated from German

"I am full of anticipation for the new task and can hardly wait when it finally starts. The discussions with Stefan Wagner and coach Steve Walker were just as decisive as the prospect of playing in a place where ice hockey means as much to people as in Schwenningen. That's why I believe in a great year for the team and for me," Senyshyn said.

The 26-year-old was selected 15th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Mat Barzal, Kyle Connor and Thomas Chabot went 16th, 17th and 18th. Moments later, the Canucks selected Brock Boeser with the 23th.

He's gone on to appear in 16 games in the NHL, 14 with Boston and two with the Ottawa Senators, recording three points (one goal, two assists), four penalty minutes and was a minus-one.

This past season, Senyshyn split time in the American Hockey League between the Utica Comets and the Chicago Wolves, putting up 18 points (ten goals, eight assists), 26 penalty minutes and was a minus-five in 62 games.

July 16   |   1119 answers
LATEST | Former first-round pick decides to leave the NHL: Disastrous for the Bruins

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