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Seguin: Boston ‘is a hockey town’

LOS ANGELES — There is little doubt Tyler Seguin [1] is excited about wearing the Black and Gold and the possibility of immediately playing in the NHL [2] next season.

Minutes after being selected by the Bruins with the second pick in the NHL [3] draft Seguin soaked in the moment and acknowledged his goal is to make the team this season.

‘€œIt feels amazing, I can’€™t really describe it,’€ said Sequin, a native of Brampton, Ontario who netted 48 goals while adding 58 assists playing junior hockey for the Plymouth Whalers last season. ‘€œIt’€™s not winning the Stanley Cup [4] but its one of the best feelings I’€™ve had so far in my life.’€

With the highly anticipated draft process complete and his future team set, Seguin is ready to concentrate fully on his training regime.

‘€œIt definitely feels great just to be able to sit back and look down at my (Bruins) jersey’€ said Seguin. ‘€œI’€™ll try to have a fantastic off season so I’€™ll be able to earn a spot next year.

‘€œThe whole journey and this last week in LA has been a phenomenal experience,’€ he added. ‘€œRight now my main focus is to have an incredible offseason, put on some weight and keep improving in areas I need to.’€

Although he is generally considered a center, Seguin can also play the wing.

‘€œHe’€™s a highly skilled player,’€ said Bruins coach Claude Julien [5] on the draft floor Friday. ‘€œWe know he can definitely bring some offense to our team.’€

Seguin has shown to be a quick study in breaking down opposition defenses, he also has gotten a quick sense of Boston and what playing in New England could bring.

‘€œFrom meeting with them and visiting Boston, you can just tell by the people that are there already that it’€™s just a phenomenal place to play,’€ said Seguin whose dad was a captain of the University of Vermont hockey team.’€

“There is so much history there with the Bruins, and the fan base and atmosphere. It’€™s a hockey town.’€