|Born||21 February 1997,|
Brno, Czech Republic
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
|NHL team||Boston Bruins|
|NHL Draft||13th overall, 2015|
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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
|Men's ice hockey|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
|Silver||2014 Czech Republic/Slovakia|
|Bronze||2013 Czech Republic/Slovakia|
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|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|
International[edit | edit source]
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Bronze Medal||2013|||
|IIHF World U18 Championship Silver Medal||2014|||
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Silver Medal||2014|||
|QMJHL All-Rookie Team||2014–15|||
References[edit | edit source]
- Dogs select Czech d-man 5th overall (2014-07-02). Retrieved on 2014-07-02.
- QMJHL announces All-Rookie Team. National Hockey League (2015-04-01). Retrieved on 2015-04-01.
- "NHL Combine: Czech out Jakub Zboril's game", 2015-06-05. Retrieved on 2015-06-19.
- Jakub Zboril the next ones 2015 draft profile (2015-06-15). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
- B's sign defenseman Jakub Zboril to an entry-level contract. Boston Bruins (2015-07-15). Retrieved on 2015-07-15.
- Russo, Eric (2018-11-17). Bruins Earn A Point in OT Loss to Dallas – Clifton, Zboril Debut. Boston Bruins. Retrieved on 2018-11-17.
- Czech Republic U18 at eliteprospects.com (en).
- 2015 NHL Draft profile: Jakub Zboril (2015-04-15). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
- Jakub Zboril prospect profile (2015-01-02). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
- The Golden Puck Awards, an unforgettable evening. Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (2015-04-01). Retrieved on 2015-06-20.
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|Awards and achievements|
|Boston Bruins first round draft pick