Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk
Jake DeBrusk with the Bruins in October 2017
Born (1996-10-17) October 17, 1996
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 14th overall, 2015
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2016present

Jake DeBrusk (born October 17, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He is currently playing for the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 14th overall by the Bruins in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career


DeBrusk was taken in the 7th round by the Swift Current Broncos at the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. In 2015, he was selected for the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[2] DeBrusk scored 81 points in 72 games with the Swift Current Broncos during the 2014–15 WHL season. On December 26, 2015, the Broncos traded DeBrusk to the Red Deer Rebels.[3] DeBrusk went to the 2016 Memorial Cup with the host Rebels, where they were eliminated by the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the semi-final match.


Ranked number 19 on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's list of North American skaters eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft,[4] DeBrusk was selected in the first round, 14th overall, by the Boston Bruins.[5] On November 12, 2015, while playing with Red Deer during the 2015–16 Western Hockey League season, DeBrusk signed a three-year entry-level contract with Boston[6] and was assigned to the Providence Bruins for the 2016–17 season.

DeBrusk's first-ever NHL goal occurred as the Bruins opened their 2017–18 regular season against the Nashville Predators on October 5, 2017. His goal was the second of four goals the Bruins scored in a 4–3 home-ice win over Nashville, with his father Louie DeBrusk and family in the stands at TD Garden to witness the event. He also assisted on another Bruins goal in the game, joining fellow Bruins rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy in garnering two points each, in each skater's first regular season NHL game.[7]


DeBrusk is the son of former NHL player and current Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Louie DeBrusk, who played 401 NHL games for the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes, and Chicago Blackhawks.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 SSAC Bulldogs AMHL 26 13 20 33 24 5 2 4 6 10
2012–13 SSAC Athletics AMHL 34 25 27 52 26 14 7 2 9 10
2013–14 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 15 24 39 21 6 3 1 4 0
2014–15 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 42 39 81 40 3 0 0 0 10
2015–16 Swift Current Broncos WHL 24 9 17 26 15
2015–16 Red Deer Rebels WHL 37 12 27 39 32 17 8 9 17 20
2016–17 Providence Bruins AHL 7419304930 176394
2017–18 Boston Bruins NHL 70 16 27 43 19 12 6 2 8 8
NHL totals 70 16 27 43 19 12 6 2 8 8

Awards and honours

Honours Year
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2015 [8]


  1. Ireland, Joanne (June 8, 2015). "Dogged DeBrusk grew up, and out, to be NHL prospect". Edmonton Journal. B3.
  2. "2015 CHL/NHL Top prospects squad announced". National Hockey League. 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  3. "Bruins first-round pick DeBrusk has been traded from the Swift". stanleycupofchowder.com. 2015-12-27. Retrieved 2015-12-17.
  4. Morreale, Mike G. (April 30, 2015). "Swift Current prospect DeBrusk creating own niche". NHL.com. NHL. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  5. "Boston Bruins select Jake DeBrusk". thehockeywriters.com. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  6. "Bruins sign three to entry-level deals". Boston Bruins. 2015-11-12. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  7. Russo, Eric (October 6, 2017). "DeBrusk's Debut Was One to Remember". nhl.com/bruins. Boston Bruins. Retrieved October 6, 2017. "Everyone has a different road," DeBrusk said a day before the season opener. "And mine has taken me to this moment. I'm very thankful for how everything's worked out. It's been a fun ride."...That ride, however, is just beginning. And DeBrusk made sure to kick it off with a bang on Thursday night...The feeling was made even more special given the special guests that were in attendance. DeBrusk's entire immediate family flew in from Edmonton for his debut, including his father, Louie, the former winger, who played 400 NHL games for the Oilers, Lightning, Coyotes, and Blackhawks.
  8. "DeBrusk named to Top Prospect Game". SwiftCurrentOnline.com. 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2015-06-22.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jakub Zboril
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Zachary Senyshyn
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