Boston Bruins history for June 28:
1978: Richard Jackman is born in Toronto, Ontario. Jackman spent a season with the Bruins between stints in Dallas and Toronto and didn’t play much–just two games in Boston and nine in Providence. He had his best offensive season in 2003-04 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but even better was three years later when he won the Stanley Cup as part of the Anaheim Ducks. After that, though, and after times of being scratched, going into the minors, etc., he left the NHL altogether and went to Europe. He played in Austria, Sweden, Switzerland and briefly returned to the ECHL while he attempted to work out a deal with a Slovakian team. However, the deal fell through and so he signed for three years with a Korean team, Anyang Halla, where he plays today.
1994: In the first round of the NHL’s 1994 Entry Draft in Hartford, the Bruins make a selection that may be one of their most ineffective picks to date: Evgeni Ryabchikov. Ryabchikov, a goalie, played for the Providence Bruins for three seasons, minding the net for a total of 16 games there. He also spent time in the ECHL, but never made the NHL, and played three years in Russia before retiring in 2003.
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