July 15, 2024

Sons of two former Boston Bruins players were selected in the 2024 NHL Draft.

Among the five sons of ex-NHL players chosen this weekend were the sons of these Bruins alumni.

Tij Iginla, the son of NHL Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla, who played for the Bruins during the 2013-14 season, was the highest-profile second-generation player. Jarome Iginla, who scored 30 goals and 31 assists during his season in Boston, later bought a house in Massachusetts, where Tij spent much of his youth.

There was significant speculation that the Calgary Flames might select Tij Iginla with their No. 9 pick, given Jarome Iginla’s popularity in Calgary. However, the Utah Hockey Club, a new franchise, picked Tij at No. 6 overall, making him their first official draft pick as they are not retaining Arizona’s history following relocation.

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Miroslav Satan’s son, Miroslav Satan Jr., was chosen in the seventh round at No. 212 overall, continuing the family legacy and likely sparking a new round of New Jersey Devils jokes. The elder Satan, who played 14 seasons in the NHL, including the 2009-10 season with the Bruins, saw his son stand out with his 6-foot-7 stature and a record of 14 goals and 16 assists for HC Slovan Bratislava in 2023-24. Satan Jr. also played for the Slovakian Junior National Team.

Noah Lapointe, son of Marty Lapointe, who played three seasons for the Bruins, was a fringe draft candidate but was not selected from the U.S. National Team Development program. The 6-foot-1 defenseman is now set to join Arizona State.

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