BRUINS SELECT CARON IN FIRST ROUND OF 2009 DRAFT

Boston, MABoston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has drafted forward Jordan Caron with the 25th overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Caron, a 6-2, 202-pound forward has spent the past three seasons playing with the Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). In 2008-2009 Caron was his team's leading scorer, notching 36 goals and 31 assists for 67 points in 56 regular season games.  His 36 goals ranked him 11th overall in scoring in the QMJHL.  From October 6-12, Caron scored five goals, including two game-winners and was named the QMJHL offensive player of the week.

The 18-year old Sayabec, Quebec native played in 16 playoff games for Rimouski in 2009, scoring six goals and tallying five assists for 11 points. Caron's six goals were good enough for second on his team in postseason scoring. 

He played in 183 total games during his three years with Rimouski, recording 83-82=165 totals. 

In 2008 Caron represented the QMJHL at the Canada/Russia Challenge and was selected to participate in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects game.

The above release was taken from www.bostonbruins.com.