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04-06-2012, 07:48 PM
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A family member of mine was drafted by the Bruins.

I've recently learned about this from a family get-together.

My cousin's husband was once drafted by the Bruins: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=24122

Okay so he didn't turn out to be anything for the Bruins organization but I think that the novelty factor of him being drafted in an NHL draft is high enough to make a post about.

(I hope this isn't lumped into an off topic piece).

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Ah, the legendary 1996 draft. The only one we took that year who even came close to becoming anything was Trent Whitfield.

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He played for the "Real McCoy's"

Love it.

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I always wondered what happened to Tom Brown.....ok, never heard of him.

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Better than 99.5% of those that post on these boards.

Good for him.

Did he have any good stories about training camp or anything else Bruin related?

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Tom Brown may be the most generic name of all time.

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Harry Sinden sure could pick 'em.

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Interestingly enough, he was drafted ahead of Tomas Kaberle.

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Look at that, he was picked before a multiple time all star. He will always be able to tell his grand kids about that

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Could be wrong, but I seem to recall a guy by that name in PBruins camp one year in the late 90's. Which would make sense if he played for Charlotte who was the affiliate at the time.

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2 things

1 - 6'5 205. have a sandwich
2 - Man that entire draft SUCKED

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Look at that, he was picked before a multiple time all star. He will always be able to tell his grand kids about that
His grand-kids will look upon him with such wonder.....and dissapointment.

I kid....good for him....

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Tough enough to make the NHL, cool! I have a lot of background I didn't know about until recently.

Like my uncle played with Vince Lombardi and coached the NY Giants, in the HOF too... I'd appreciate him more if I didn't despise the Giants.

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Who cares if he didn't turn out to be anything. It's still amazing that he was drafted by a pro team (and an original six one at that). Not too many people can say that.

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Tom Brown may be the most generic name of all time.
My brother-in-law, John Smith, disagrees

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my cousin is roommates with Sebastian Stalberg (Viktor's brother)

Sebastian scored a goal in his first game with the Sharks... would be cool if he had a good career

thats the closest thing I have to a NHL playing relative haha. my cousin was invited to play college hockey but didnt though I guess thats cool too

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I had dinner with Bobby Orr when he acted as a fundraiser attraction for my cousin's state senatorial bid in Leominster

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If we are talking about doing stuff with NHL players, I actually built a gingerbread house in Shanahan's house hahaha

I was really young, and I dont exactly remember how it happened, but Shanahan owned it but wasn't there and my aunt was his neighbor and must have sold him the house or something. So she allowed us to go in there and me and my cousin and his friends made gingerbread houses hahaha

I also slipped him a few bills to save us from future suspensions Although this was obviously when he was still a player

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When I was 12 I met most of the 1987 Team Canada team at a fundraising dinner. CBC interviewed me after meeting Gretzky. I said I was there to see Bourque! A few minutes later Ray tapped me on the shoulder and said he liked my jersey.

Messier walked around with my little brother on his shoulders. Very cool memories.

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I've recently learned about this from a family get-together.

My cousin's husband was once drafted by the Bruins: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=24122

Okay so he didn't turn out to be anything for the Bruins organization but I think that the novelty factor of him being drafted in an NHL draft is high enough to make a post about.

(I hope this isn't lumped into an off topic piece).
Cool stuff, matters not it didn`t pan out for him. This would be an interesting thread for someone to begin, kind of a "Family members that made it" kind of thread (well, he didn`t really make it) but being drafted.........might I suggest it`s further than this fan ever got in the game.

I was drafted once, 4th round, Junior B team outside of Ottawa where I played for 2 years, tons of pressure on a 4th round kid playin in a small town

My Dad had a 1955/56 "invite" from the Red Wings, Howe/Lindsay etc....he was in camp only a week before he was "dismissed" were his words, never heard Dad ever say he was "cut", told me many times just how incredibly giving with their time both Howe and Lindsay were with the kids.

That`s about as close as I have to a story like this one.

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To get drafted at all is an accomplishment. He must have been a damn good player.

I always get annoyed when people refer to AHLers or 4th liners as scrubs. To me, to get paid to play professional hockey.... any one of us would love to be their shoes.

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Anybody else here ever get drafted?


I thought not.


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Tom Brown may be the most generic name of all time.
This guy disagrees:


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I'm a descendant of the guy pictured in my avatar. He played one year for the Bruins back in the day. If someone can figure out who it is I'll give you massive props.

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I'm a descendant of the guy pictured in my avatar. He played one year for the Bruins back in the day. If someone can figure out who it is I'll give you massive props.
Ive always wondered who that was

PM me the answer I wont ruin the fun for everyone else haha

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