B’s Pick 5, Lose Out On Kovalchuk [VIDEO]
For the Boston Bruins, NHL Draft weekend ended with the selection of five picks, no trades and no signing of free agent Ilya Kovalchuk.
GM Don Sweeney admitted it was frustrating not having a first round pick - the team traded that pick to get Rick Nash for the playoff push last season.
The B's then drafted three young defensemen and two centers with their five draft picks.
And then came the news that free agent Russian goal scorer Ilya Kovalchuk had picked the LA Kings instead of the the Bruins and two other teams he had on his list.
The 35-year-old Kovalchuk is returning to the NHL after playing in Russia for five years. The Kings gave him a three year deal worth $18 million dollars.