I spoke with Rick Valette today, agent of Jake DeBrusk, he confirmed to have requested an exchange this weekend. It was felt that a change of scenery in the future would be beneficial. Debrusk will stay with the squad as the Bruins try to facilitate the request.
– Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) November 29, 2021
DeBrusk’s camp made the request over the weekend and believe a “change of scenery in the future would be good” for the 25-year-old Edmonton native.
The 2015 first-round pick has scored just three goals this season, with six points in 17 games.
DeBrusk was a good scratch on Sunday when the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2.
“I think what’s going on with Jake and what we’ve seen over the last few years is that when the production is there you get more second efforts, they kind of go hand in hand,” said Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy to reporters. . “When it’s not there, we lose a bit of that. This has been his demand for a number of years now – no drop off on this side of the ledger just because production isn’t there.
DeBrusk has 70 goals and 140 points in 261 career NHL games.