Boston Bruins to reveal Their Roster for the centennial season

Published August 9, 2023 at 9:27 PM

Imagine the exhilarating task of crafting the ultimate dream team from the annals of your beloved squad's storied history. As the Boston Bruins gear up to celebrate their monumental 100th season, the anticipation is palpable for the grand unveiling of their official "All-Time Team" roster.

Mark your calendars for October 12th, just one day after the electrifying Opening Night of their Centennial campaign. The Bruins are set to showcase an ensemble that blends the indomitable legacy of Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, and Ray Bourque with the contemporary brilliance of stars like Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.

This landmark event promises a spectacle of hockey history that both loyal Bruins fans and former players will cherish. Cam Neely, an icon entrenched in Bruins lore as the team's president, unveils that the genesis of this concept dates back several years. Reflecting on the significance of turning 100 as the first American team (as the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs had already crossed that threshold), Neely shares, "We started having loose discussions probably three or four years ago about this being a big deal coming up... And getting our alumni involved is a really big part of it. You're talking about 100 years' worth of hockey players. That's the lifeblood of a team, its current and former players."

With a staggering 1,055 players who have graced the Boston ice, including 944 forwards and defensemen as well as 111 goalies, Neely sheds light on the intricate process. The initial phase entails the selection of the "Historic 100," a distinguished gathering of Bruins luminaries that amplifies the jubilation of the festivities.

From this hallowed assembly, a final All-Centennial Team, composed of 20 exceptional individuals, will be meticulously curated, epitomizing the zenith of Bruins' legacy. The mounting excitement within the fan base is palpable as the countdown begins for the revelation of this extraordinary lineup that encapsulates a century of glorious hockey history.
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Boston Bruins to reveal Their Roster for the centennial season

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