Boston was fate: Seguin

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:28 AM ET

EDMONTON - LOS ANGELES — No harm, no foul.

No offence taken.

Tyler Seguin dearly wanted the No.1 spot in Friday’s NHL Entry Draft, but he wasn’t going to let going second ruin his day.

Being passed over by the Edmonton Oilers in favour of Taylor Hall stings, but the Boston Bruins are a pretty awesome consolation prize.

“I wasn’t surprised or disappointed,” said Seguin. “I think I just came in here really with an open mind.

“I didn’t have any expectations. I think everyone has their own opinion. We’ve seen it all year with whatever scouting service there may be.

“You know, Edmonton decided to select Hall first overall, and good for him. He deserves it. And I’m happy to be a Bruin.

“Now that it happened, I think it’s meant to be. I think things worked out throughout my life. It’s just where we were supposed to fall, and Boston was the team that was supposed to pick me.”

He says Taylor vs Tyler isn’t over, it’s just getting started.

“I think it’ll continue for a long time,” he said.

robert.tychkowski@sunmedia.ca


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