Ten Interesting Facts About the Boston Bruins

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By: BNG Staff | Follow Us On Twitter @BlackNGoldPod

Below are ten interesting things about the National Hockey League’s longest United States franchise team that may surprise you. The Boston Bruins are 6 time Stanley Cup Winners. They have won the President’s Trophy three times, the Conference Championship three times, and are 26-time division winners. The Bruins are one of the oldest

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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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Bruins History: Willie O’Ree was a Game-Changer

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By: Craig Eagles | Follow Me On Twitter @Eags37

William O’Ree was born on October 15, 1935, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The youngest of thirteen children, Willie grew up idolizing his siblings but was also eager to blaze his own unique path in life and sport. William O’Ree’s inspirational journey in sport would change the

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The Hard Way: Gerry “Red” Ouellette’s Journey to the Original Six Bruins

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By: Craig Eagles | Follow Me On Twitter @Eags37

Gerry “Red” Ouellette played in an era of the game that was defined by grit, toughness, and skill. The “honest player” from Grand Falls, New Brunswick, played the game the right way, taking the road less traveled all the way to the bright lights of the National Hockey League. “Being from a small

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Bruins Breakdown: Episode 16, Game On

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By Leon Lifschutz | Follow me @BruinsBreakdown

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Join Ryan and Leon on Bruins Breakdown as they provide an in-depth analysis of all the latest Boston Bruins, National Hockey League, and hockey world happenings. Our hosts have spent their lives involved in hockey as players, coaches, and more. The dynamic duo, along with periodic special guests, will provide keen insights into the game

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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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Bruins Add Maritime Scout to the Fold During Pandemic

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By: Craig Eagles | Follow Me On Twitter @Eags37

The Boston Bruins have always had a pipeline to the Canadian Maritimes. From Willie O’Ree and Gerry Ouellette to Bob Joyce, Glen Murray, Brad Marchand, Adam McQuaid, and even Don Sweeney, the Maritimes has always served the Black and Gold well. 

In recent years the Maritimes has become a hotspot for producing fantastic NHL prospects. Given

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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: January 1st

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By: Amy Tolman | Follow Me On Twitter @amy7594

On January 1, 1954, Frank Zamboni, who was the inventor of the best-known ice surfacing machine for that time, and assistant Robert Skrak demonstrated a very early version of the unit to Boston Garden Arena management. The Bruins ordered one and became the first National Hockey League franchise to use the machine

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A Continued Push For Former Bruin Willie O’Ree

January 18, 1958 - Willie O'Ree Takes to the Ice - Guelph Local
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By: Liz Rizzo | Follow me on Twitter @pastagrl88

The Congressional Gold Medal is one of the highest civilian awards given in the United States. The medal is given to those individuals or groups “who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the

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