NHL Rumors: Boston Bruins Forward Won't Be Traded

Staying, going, staying, going, it's been back and forth to say the least for the Boston Bruins and forward Jake DeBrusk. With a new head coach at the helm, turns out DeBrusk doesn't want to leave and has rescinded his trade request he made in-season last year.

TSN's Ryan Rishaug was first to report the news as DeBrusk's agent Rick Valette informed general manager Don Sweeney that his client wants to stay put in Bean Town and would like to stick around with the Bruins long term. Whether or not Sweeney goes on his on and trades him anyways is another story.

DeBrusk is a 25-year-old winger who hasn't quite reached his full potential. He's a legitimate 20-goal scorer and had a bounce back season in 2021-22 after only posting 14 points in 41 games the season prior. The Bruins had been linked to several teams before the trade deadline, however decided to re-sign DeBrusk for two seasons at $4 million per. He's set to become a unrestricted free agent after the 2023-24 season. 

There was no secret DeBrusk and former Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy did not see eye to eye. The team fired Cassidy in early June as management mentioned they wanted a new voice in the room. DeBrusk will get his chance to shine early on next season as the team will have a huge hole at left wing with Brad Marchand not expected back from hip surgery until late November. 

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