Boston Bruins Legends

Don Awrey - Terrible Ted Green taught a young defense partner named Don Awrey to be much more aggressive defending his zone. Opposing forwards became very weary of Awrey's flagrant elbows.

Leo Boivin - Who is the hardest hitting defenseman of all time? You couldn't go wrong by naming Leo Boivin.

Ray Bourque - He played in the shadows of Bobby Orr, yet Ray Bourque ranks as one of the game's greatest defensemen too.

Andy Brickley - With 385 games played, 82 goals and 222 points, Andy Brickley is easily the most successful last overall draft pick in NHL history.

Johnny Bucyk - "The Chief" saw good times and bad in the three different decades he wore the spoked-B of the Boston Bruins.

Herb Cain - Herb Cain is the only former NHL scoring champion not in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Wayne Cashman - One of the biggest and baddest of the Boston Bruins, Wayne Cashman played an integral role in the success of Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito and company.

Gerry Cheevers - Known for his famous mask, Gerry Cheevers is one of the most exciting goaltenders in memory.

Dit Clapper - Dit Clapper is the only player in NHL history to be named a All Star at both forward and defense.

Bill Cowley - Boston Bruins playmaking dynamo dazzled onlookers with his dizzying displays of skating and puck mastery.

Keith Crowder - Very much the typical Boston Bruin, Keith Crowder was a very underrated player.

Phil Esposito - One of hockey's greatest scorers led the Boston Bruins to two Stanley Cups and led Team Canada to their greatest victory.

Fern Flaman - Gordie Howe described rugged blue-liner Ferny Flaman as "the toughest defenseman I ever played against."

Dutch Gainor - The forgotten member of Boston's Dynamite Line from the late 1920s.

Terrible Ted Green - This mean-spirited rearguard was an all star and a winner, but is best remembered as the victim of an ugly stick swinging incident.

Sugar Jim Henry - This popular goaltender is best remembered shaking hands with a bloodied Rocket Richard in the dramatic photograph.

"Sudden Death" Mel Hill - Mel Hill became immortalized in NHL playoff history when he scored three overtime winning goals in the same series against the Rangers back in 1939.

Craig Janney - Craig Janney was one of the top set up men during the 1990s, feeding the likes of Cam Neely, Brett Hull and Brendan Shanahan.

Stan Jonathan - Don Cherry compared Stan Jonathan, one of his favorite players, to his bull terrier Blue. It is one of the highest compliments Cherry has ever given a player.

Joe Juneau - A rocket scientist from RPI and an Olympic medalist, Joe Juneau joined the Boston Bruins in 1992 and rewrote the Bruins rookie record book.

Forbes Kennedy - He set NHL records for most penalties in a playoff game (8), most minutes (38), most penalties in a period (6) and most penalty minutes in a period (34).

Gord Kluzak - This Bruin could have been the most physically imposing defenseman in the NHL since Larry Robinson. Unfortunately debilitating knee injuries never let him have a chance.

Ed Kryzanowski - This former collegiate star at the University of Toronto turned in several solid seasons on the Bruins blue line in the early 1950s.

Normand Leveille - Normand Leveille was on pace for a career that would have seen him become "better than Yvan Cournoyer." But at just age 19, he suffered a brain aneurysm.

Ken Linseman - The Rat was a dirty, foul player, but he was also a very serviceable defensive forward with a decent offensive game.

Andy Moog - After backing up too often in Edmonton, Andy Moog had a stellar career with Boston and Dallas.

Adam Oates - This passing fancy teamed with Cam Neely as Boston's Dynamic Duo of the 1990s.

Willie O'Ree - He is known as "The Jackie Robinson of Hockey" because Willie O'Ree was the first black hockey player in NHL history.

Terry O'Reilly - The brawling Irishman might be the most popular player in the long and storied history of the Boston Bruins.

Bobby Orr - "The perfect hockey player." Bobby Orr revolutionized the game so that players like Gretzky and Lemieux could raise the bar even higher.

Brad Park - Once one of Boston's most hated rivals, Brad Park left the arch-rival New York Rangers to become a beloved member of the Bruins.

Pete Peeters - In 1982-83 Pete Peeters won the Vezina trophy and finished second in Hart Trophy balloting.

Dave Poulin - One of the best two way performers of any era, Dave Poulin never quite could taste the champagne out of Lord Stanley's Cup..

Jean Ratelle - As classy as hockey players come, Jean Ratelle centered Rod Gilbert and Vic Hadfield with the New York Rangers legendary Goal-A-Game Line

Dave Reece - Dave Reece will always go down in history as the Bruins goalie who surrendered 10 points in one game to Darryl Sittler.

Derek Sanderson - Derek Sanderson was a hockey star turned playboy turned alcoholic turned bum. Fortunately he got the help he needed, but history has never really remembered him for being one of the great hockey players.

Milt Schmidt - Mr. Boston Bruin, time has forgotten just important Milt Schmidt was to Boston's storied sporting landscape..

Eddie Shore - Despite finishing his NHL career back in the 1930s, he's the one old-timer who consistently ranks in all of top 10 greatest players lists.

Tiny Thompson - As a rookie in 1929, Tiny Thompson backstopped the Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup Championship.

Cooney Weiland - In 1929-30 Cooney Weiland destroyed Howie Morenz's record of 51 points in a season by scoring 43 goals and 73 points in 44 games


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