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In Memoriam Birthday Wish to Former Bruin ‘Ace’ Bailey

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

Today would have been Garnet ‘Ace’ Bailey’s 76th birthday. The former Boston Bruin left-wing died while aboard United Airlines Flight 175, which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The plane had been hijacked by Islamist terrorists and purposefully driven into the building. He was 53 years old … Keep Reading

Happy Birthday to Boston Bruin Pavel Zacha

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

Today is June 12th, and in Bruins’ birthday news, that means it’s Pavel Zacha’s birthday. The team’s center, fresh off of a Czech national team title at the 2024 IIHF World Championship in Prague, is 28 years old.

The Czech-born forward was acquired from the New Jersey Devils in July of 2022 in a trade … Keep Reading

Happy Bruins Birthday to Cam Neely

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

Today is Cam Neely’s 59th birthday. He is a former right-wing for the Boston Bruins and the present team president. Many hockey fans consider him to be the prototypical Boston Bruin.

Cam Neely was the ninth overall pick by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1983 NHL draft. At the age of 21—on his June … Keep Reading

Happy 36th Birthday to Bruin Alumnus Matt Bartkowski

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

Happy birthday to former Bruin Matt Bartkowski. The well-traveled defenseman turns 36 years old today.

The Pittsburgh native arrived on the Bruins’ scene in March of 2010 when his rights were traded from the Florida Panthers—which selected him in the 7th round of the 2008 NHL draft—along with fellow defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. He spent portions … Keep Reading

Happy Birthday to Former Bruin Nathan Horton

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

It’s 2011 Stanley Cup-champion Nathan Horton’s birthday. The former Bruins’ right-wing turns 39 years old.

Horton, a product of Dunnville, Ontario, came to Boston—along with centerman Gregory Campbell—via a trade with the Florida Panthers for defenseman Dennis Wideman, a 2010 first round pick, and a third round pick in 2011. The 6-2, 229-pound winger had … Keep Reading

Happy Bruins Birthday to David Pastrnak

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

David Pastrnak, a ten-year veteran of the Boston Bruins, turns 28 years old today. ‘Pasta’ is the team’s alternate captain and chief goal scorer.

Pastrnak was born in the city of Havirov in the Czech Republic in 1996. He lost his father to cancer in 2013, and his passing became further motivation in the … Keep Reading

Boston Bruin Vik Stasiuk Was Born on This Date

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

Vic Stasiuk was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. The six-foot left-wing played for Chicago and Detroit before being traded to the Boston Bruins in a multi-player deal on June 3, 1955. 

Stasiuk thrived on the famed ‘Uke’ line with Bronco Horvath and John Bucyk. All three  linemates had Ukrainian heritage and had previously played together in … Keep Reading

All Hail ‘The Chief’ on a Special Bruins Birthday

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By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

Bruins fans, on this day let’s celebrate one of the most adored Bruins of them all. It is Johnny ‘The Chief’ Bucyk’s 89th birthday!

On June 10, 1957, John Bucyk was traded to the Boston Bruins—along with cash considerations—to the Detroit Red Wings for goaltender Terry Sawchuk. On that day … Keep Reading

Revisiting the First Bruins-Panthers Playoff Matchup in 1996—’The Year of the Rat’

By: Steve McClure | Follow me on Twitter / X @stmcclure1993

The 1995-96 Bruins’ season was an unsettling one, even before it started. The team had high hopes that defenseman Al “The Planet” Iafrate would return from missing the prior year with a knee injury, but the organization received discouraging news that Iafrate had worked out on his own—without consent of the Bruins’ medical staff—and, in … Keep Reading

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