Just 3 Bruins Achieved This Milestone in 25 Years, with One Being Traded

Published August 28, 2023 at 11:42 PM
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In the last 25 years, three standout players achieved a rare milestone by scoring 100 points as Bruins:

The Bruins faced a tough call trading away one of their 100-point scorers.


Joe Thornton, a towering 6-foot-4 center, switched to the San Jose Sharks on November 30, 2005, in a trade involving the Boston Bruins.


Chosen first overall in the 1997 NHL Draft, Thornton's eight-season journey with the Bruins began after showcasing his talents in the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie team.

Before making his NHL mark, he earned the title of Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year for the 1995-96 season.

As captain from 2002 to 2005, Thornton's impact surpassed scoring.

In the 1999-2000 season, he led the Bruins in goals (23), assists (37), points (60), and even penalty minutes (82).

Creating history in 2002-03, Thornton joined elite Bruins Bobby Orr and Ken Hodge, achieving 100 points (101 points; 36 goals, 65 assists) and 100 penalty minutes (109) in one season.

The trade closed Thornton's chapter with the Bruins, but his legacy as a 100-point scorer and pivotal player remains.
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Just 3 Bruins Achieved This Milestone in 25 Years, with One Being Traded

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