Bruins ECHL Affiliate: Mariners Sign Defenseman and a Legend Retires

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By: Tom LaPlante | Follow me on Twitter @tlaplante7

It’s another Tuesday which means the Maine Mariners, the ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins, have a player signing to announce! Today it’s a defenseman with ECHL experience in Marc-Olivier Duquette. Duquette, 23, is from Chateauguay, Quebec, the same hometown as last Tuesday’s signing Pascal Laberge.

Known more as a stay-at-home defenseman, Duquette turned pro

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Bruins Alumni: Happy Birthday Barry Ashbee

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By: Andrew Lindroth | Follow me on Twitter! @andrewlindrothh

William Barry Ashbee was born on July 28th, 1939, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Barry began playing in juniors as a 17-year-old defenceman for the Barrie Flyers (OHA-Jr.) in 1956. After his freshman year, Barry was assigned to the junior ‘B’ league and suited up for the Lakeshore Bruins (OHA-B) from 1957-1958. Following his

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NHL, Bruins postpone Willie O’Ree Number Retirement

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By: Patrick Donnelly | Follow me on Twitter @PatDonn12

The National Hockey League announced Thursday that the Willie O’Ree’s No. 22 will be retired by the Boston Bruins on Jan. 18, 2022 – exactly 64 years after O’Ree broke the NHL’s color barrier. The ceremony was originally set to take place on Feb. 18 before Boston’s game against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden.

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Celebrating Bruins’ Willie O’Ree

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By: Amy Tolman | Follow me on Twitter @amy7594

On January 18, 1958, Willie O’Ree made his debut not only as a member of the Boston Bruins but also being the first black hockey player in the National Hockey League. That night the Bruins beat Montreal 3-0. In the 1957-58 season, O’Ree only played in two games and then returned for the 1960-61 season. In his two

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Former Bruin Adam McQuaid Announces Retirement

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By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

Earlier today, former Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, and Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman as well as 2011 Stanley Cup winner, Adam McQuaid has officially announced his retirement from professional hockey.

McQuaid, 34, started his career with

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Bruins To Retire Willie O’Ree’s No. 22

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By: Patrick Donnelly | Follow me on Twitter @PatDonn12

The Boston Bruins and team president Cam Neely announced Tuesday that the organization will retire number 22 in honor of Wille O’Ree. The ceremony is set to take place on Feb. 18 before Boston’s game against the New Jersey Devils, according to the team.

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On This Day In Bruins History: Boston Retires Bobby Orr’s Number Four

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By: Amy Tolman | Follow me on Twitter @amy7594

On January 9, 1979, the Boston Bruins honored Bobby Orr by retiring his number four and raising it to the rafters amongst other retired numbers worn by great legends in Bruins history. Playing since he was a young boy, it was in his future to be an icon in hockey, and he accomplished just that. We start

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Bruins Captain Bergeron Joins Prestigious Group

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By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

To no surprise, on January 7th, 2021 – the Boston Bruins officially named forward Patrice Bergeron the captain of the team, replacing defenceman Zdeno Chara who departed in free agency to Washington. Bergeron, 35, has been a Bruin since he was drafted by the club 45th overall in the 2003

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On This Day: Boston Bruins Attack the Stands in 1979

By: Max Mainville | Check me out on Twitter @tkdmaxbjj

Historic franchises like the Boston Bruins have often been around for so long, that a character, no matter how much time passes – will always be associated with them. Ask any longtime hockey fan and the Boston Bruins were not called by their actual team name, no. They were known by most as the ‘Big Bad Bruins’.

Of course,

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