Jakub Zbořil
Born (1997-02-21)21 February 1997,
Brno, Czech Republic
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2015
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2017–present

Jakub Zbořil (born 21 February 1997) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Bruins in the first round, 13th overall, at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Zbořil was drafted by the Saint John Sea Dogs in the first round, fifth overall, of the 2014 CHL Import Draft.[1] His outstanding play with the Sea Dogs during the 2014–15 season was recognized when he was named to the 2014–15 QMJHL All-Rookie Team.[2]

Leading up to the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on 26 June 2015, Zbořil was named as a top-rated prospect and was widely projected to be a first round selection at the draft.[3][4] He was ultimately selected by the Boston Bruins with the 13th overall pick, acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Milan Lucic, one of three consecutive first-round selections by the Bruins, along with Jake DeBrusk (14th overall) and Zachary Senyshyn (15th overall). On 15 July, Zbořil signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Bruins.[5] It would not be until the 2018–19 season, with a depleted defensive corps at the time, that Zboril would play his first NHL game with the Bruins – Zboril's first game with the Bruins occurred on 17 November 2018, in a 1–0 overtime road loss to the Dallas Stars.[6]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
Men's ice hockey
IIHF U18 Championships
Silver 2014 Finland
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Silver 2014 Czech Republic/Slovakia
Bronze 2013 Czech Republic/Slovakia

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Kometa Brno Czech.20 36 5 16 21 57
2014–15 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 44 13 20 33 73 5 1 2 3 18
2015–16 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 50 6 14 20 57 17 2 8 10 6
2016–17 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 50 9 32 41 44 16 3 4 7 12
2017–18 Providence Bruins AHL 68 4 15 19 38 4 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Providence Bruins AHL 56 4 15 19 38 4 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2019–20 Providence Bruins AHL 58 3 16 19 46
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 0

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Czech Republic IH18 Bronze medal icon.svg 4 1 1 2 4
2014 Czech Republic WJC18 Silver medal icon.svg 7 0 3 3 8
2014 Czech Republic IH18 Silver medal icon.svg 5 4 2 6 8
2015 Czech Republic WJC18 6th 3 1 1 2 4
2016 Czech Republic WJC 5th 5 0 1 1 31
2017 Czech Republic WJC 6th 5 0 4 4 10
Junior totals 29 6 12 18 65

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Honours Year Ref
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Bronze Medal 2013 [7]
IIHF World U18 Championship Silver Medal 2014 [8]
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Silver Medal 2014 [9]
QMJHL All-Rookie Team 2014–15 [10]
QMJHL championship 2017

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dogs select Czech d-man 5th overall (2014-07-02). Retrieved on 2014-07-02.
  2. QMJHL announces All-Rookie Team. National Hockey League (2015-04-01). Retrieved on 2015-04-01.
  3. "NHL Combine: Czech out Jakub Zboril's game", 2015-06-05. Retrieved on 2015-06-19. 
  4. Jakub Zboril the next ones 2015 draft profile (2015-06-15). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
  5. B's sign defenseman Jakub Zboril to an entry-level contract. Boston Bruins (2015-07-15). Retrieved on 2015-07-15.
  6. Russo, Eric (2018-11-17). Bruins Earn A Point in OT Loss to Dallas – Clifton, Zboril Debut. Boston Bruins. Retrieved on 2018-11-17.
  7. Czech Republic U18 at eliteprospects.com (en).
  8. 2015 NHL Draft profile: Jakub Zboril (2015-04-15). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
  9. Jakub Zboril prospect profile (2015-01-02). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
  10. The Golden Puck Awards, an unforgettable evening. Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (2015-04-01). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.

External links[edit | edit source]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
David Pastrňák
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
2015
Succeeded by
Jake DeBrusk

{{Wikipedia

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.