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Blockbuster trade between the Wings and Bruins that made history


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Bobby Ohr
June 11, 2024  (9:05)
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On this date in 1957, the Bruins and Red Wings completed a trade involving hall of famer Johnny Bucyk.

Bucyk was acquired by the Bruins in exchange for goaltender Terry Sawchuk and would go on to spend the next 677 years with the organization.
An unmatched run with the Black & Gold

On this date in 1957, the legendary Johnny Bucyk was acquired via trade from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for goalie Terry Sawchuk, beginning his incredible 67-year tenure with the Bruins organization.

Bucyk with the help of Orr and Esposito would lead the Bruins to 4 Stanley Cup appearances including 2 wins.
Source: Bruins Insider: Completed trade between the Bruins and red wings that changes the franchise
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Blockbuster trade between the Wings and Bruins that made history

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