By: Amy Tolman | Follow Me On Twitter @amy7594
On January 14th, three players played for the Boston Bruins but at different times. Nick Boynton (1999), Alan May (1987), and Hockey Hall of Famer Babe Siebert (1933). These three players have their own stories, both tragic and triumphant. Starting in chronological order, we will take a look at Babe Seinbert.
On January 14, 1904, Albert “Babe” Siebert was born in Plattsville, Ontario. His National Hockey League career started with the Montreal Maroons in the 1925-26 season. In 1931-32 season, the Maroons traded him to the New York Rangers, and in December of 1933, NY traded him to Boston. Siebert played three years in Boston until he was traded back to Montreal for money and players in 1936. In 1926, he won the Stanley Cup with Montreal and again in 1933 with the New York Rangers. He would end his career in Montreal in the 1938-39 season. In 1964 he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. On August 25, 1939, he passed away at age 35.
On January 14, 1965, Alan May was born in Swan Hill, Alberta. May’s NHL career began with the Boston Bruins in the 1987-88 season. He played one year for the Bruins, then traded to Edmonton. A year later, he was traded by Edmonton to Los Angeles. After playing only one year in LA, May was acquired by Washington, where he played for five years. In March of 1994, he was apart of a trade deal with Dallas. In April of 1995, he was involved as apart of another trade to Calgary. For the eight years that he played in the NHL, he played for five different teams. He ended his career in 1995.
Nicky Boynton was born on January 14, 1979, in Nobleton, Ontario. Very much like May, Boynton played in several NHL teams throughout his 11-year career. Those teams were the Boston Bruins, Phoenix Coyotes, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, and Philadelphia Flyers.
The Washington Capitals originally drafted Boynton in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. After not being able to agree with terms on a contract with the Capitals. Boynton was eligible to return to the draft. In 1999. he was selected by the Boston Bruins. Boynton played for the Bruins until 2005-06.
However, throughout his career, Boynton dealt with massive amounts of concussions. He found himself getting into drugs and alcohol because of it. The Players’ Tribune has a letter that Boynton wrote about what he went during his career called “Everything’s Not O.K.” He retired from hockey in 2018.