Jake DeBrusk gets real about his future in Boston.
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Jake DeBrusk gets real about his future in Boston.

The Boston Bruins forward spoke to reporters on Sunday and was honest about his thoughts regarding the future.

Jonathan Larivee

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Boston Bruins as they now head into the offseason is which players can be expected to return next year and which players won't.

The Bruins have a significant number of restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents in need of new deals, and during Sunday's exit interviews a few of those players sounded off about their respective futures within the Bruins organization. At or near the top of the list on the minds of many Bruins fans is the future of forward Jake DeBrusk, a talented 27 year old who will likely be seeking a long term deal as a free agent should the Bruins fail to re-sign him before July 1st.

On Sunday, DeBrusk was asked about the likelihood of him returning next season and his answer didn't exactly inspire much confidence. DeBrusk expressed frustration at the fact that a new deal with the Bruins has yet to materialize, admitting that he expected things would have been taken care of by now.

"I still have lots of hope," admitted DeBrusk on Sunday.

DeBrusk has shown himself to be a reliable forward for the Bruins during the regular season but he took things to the next level in the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs, truly standing out among his peers. Over his 13 playoff game appearances, DeBrusk scored 5 goals and added 6 assists for 11 points.

In spite of that no contract has emerged for DeBrusk just yet, although there does remain a few weeks to get a deal done before he officially becomes an unrestricted free agent.