What Jake DeBrusk had to say about the status of his 2021 trade request

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“It was kind of nice not to think about it there since the deadline.”

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Jake DeBrusk during Game 1 of the Bruins Hurricanes series. Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

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Jake DeBrusk on the possibility of a trade: After the Bruins ended the season, players spoke to reporters on Monday before heading into the offseason.

One name that drew particular interest was Jake DeBrusk. The 25-year-old submitted a swap request in November but remained in the squad for the duration of the season.

Does he still want to be traded?

“I didn’t think about it, to be honest,” DeBrusk told reporters. “It was kind of nice not to think about it since the deadline. I’ve spent a lot of time with the guys here. It’s been two days. I’ll go home with my family and go through the year more thoroughly and then make my call from there. That’s about where I’m at.”

DeBrusk finished the regular season with 16 points in his last 20 games and added four more in the postseason.

Just before the March close, DeBrusk signed a two-year extension with the Bruins. When asked about the decision — and if he’d be willing to stay on for the duration of the deal — DeBrusk replied, “I don’t think I would have signed anything like that if I didn’t agree with it.”

Another aspect of the situation is whether his role on the team or his place in the lineup influences his desire to either stay or go.

“I don’t think it really affects my decision,” DeBrusk said. “It’s one of those things that I’m glad I got to play there. That’s something that was listed about me, that I couldn’t play on the right side, offside. It was nice to find my game there. I felt comfortable there. I think I jumped around a few different lines on the show too. So overall I want to be a versatile player and how I can help the team is usually how I can do it.”

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Matthew Hallett

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