How clutch has Jake DeBrusk been for Bruins? Here's an impressive stat

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston
Jake DeBrusk is in elite company after scoring another game-winning goal Thursday night for the Boston Bruins.

How clutch has Jake DeBrusk been for Bruins? Here's an impressive stat

Jake DeBrusk is in elite company after scoring another game-winning goal Thursday night for the Boston Bruins.

How clutch has Jake DeBrusk been for Bruins? Here's an impressive stat originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

When you're in Connor McDavid's company, you're doing something right.

That's the case for Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk, who tallied the Bruins' go-ahead goal Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston's 6-4 win over the Calgary Flames.

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DeBrusk's score was the eighth game-winning goal in his brief NHL career, which puts him in elite company.

Perhaps more impressive is that DeBrusk is in just his second NHL season and has only played in 102 NHL games.

McDavid, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, has 248 games and three and a half seasons with the Edmonton Oilers under his belt, while Kyle Connor, the Winnipeg Jets' 17th pick, has amassed 135 games in two-plus seasons.

That means DeBrusk is scoring game-winning goals at a faster rate than any player in the loaded 2015 draft class, which includes nine NHL All-Stars.

Not bad for a 22-year-old kid who went 14th overall in 2015 and spent the 2016-17 season with the Providence Bruins.

Since then, DeBrusk has emerged as a clutch performer and consistent producer for Boston. His 13 goals are tied with Patrice Bergeron for third-most on the team, and he's on pace to net over 25 goals, which would easily surpass his rookie year total of 16.

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