2016–17 Boston Bruins season
|2016–17 Boston Bruins|
|General manager||Don Sweeney|
|Coach||Claude Julien (Oct. 13 – Feb. 7)|
Bruce Cassidy (Feb. 7 – Apr.)
|Alternate captains||Patrice Bergeron|
|Minor league affiliate(s)||Providence Bruins (AHL)|
Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)
|Goals||Brad Marchand (39)|
|Assists||Brad Marchand (46)|
|Points||Brad Marchand (85)|
|Penalty minutes||Brad Marchand (81)|
|Plus/minus||Zdeno Chara and Brad Marchand (+18)|
|Wins||Tuukka Rask (37)|
|Goals against average||Tuukka Rask (2.23)|
The 2016–17 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 93rd season in the National Hockey League (NHL). After missing the playoffs the past two years, the team returned where they lost to the Ottawa Senators in six games.
|1||y – Montreal Canadiens||82||47||26||9||44||226||200||+26||103|
|2||x – Ottawa Senators||82||44||28||10||38||212||214||−2||98|
|3||x – Boston Bruins||82||44||31||7||42||234||212||+22||95|
|4||x – Toronto Maple Leafs||82||40||27||15||39||251||242||+9||95|
|5||Tampa Bay Lightning||82||42||30||10||38||234||227||+7||94|
|7||Detroit Red Wings||82||33||36||13||24||207||244||−37||79|
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division
Schedule and results
|2016 Pre-season Game Log: 3–2–2 (Home: 0–1–1 ; Road: 3–1–1)|
|1||September 26||Columbus Blue Jackets||3–2||Boston Bruins||OT||McIntyre||16,285||0–0–1||Recap|
|2||September 28||Detroit Red Wings||5–1||Boston Bruins||Subban||16,631||0–1–1||Recap|
|3||September 30||Boston Bruins||2–1||Detroit Red Wings||Khudobin||—||1–1–1||Recap|
|4||October 1||Boston Bruins||4–3||Philadelphia Flyers||SO||Subban||17,920||2–1–1||Recap|
|5||October 4||Boston Bruins||3–4||Montreal Canadiens||—||—||2–2–1||Recap|
|6||October 6||Boston Bruins||2–1||Columbus Blue Jackets||—||Khudobin||8,851||3–2–1||Recap|
|7||October 8||Philadelphia Flyers||0–1||Boston Bruins||OT||Rask||17,202||3–2–2||Recap|
|2016–17 Game Log|
Legend: Win (2 points) Loss (0 points) Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
The Bruins clinched the playoffs for the first time since the 2013–14 season. They met the Ottawa Senators in the first round, where they were ultimately defeated in six games.
|2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs|
Legend: Win Loss
- †Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Bruins. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.
- ‡Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Bruins only.
Awards and honours
- On November 22, 2016, the Bruins as a team reached the milestone of 20,000 goals all-time in NHL play, dating back to their 1924-25 debut season with Smokey Harris' goal for the Bruins, as the first NHL goal in team history on December 1, 1924. New forward David Backes' power play goal achieved the 20,000 goal milestone for the Bruins on November 22, in a 4—2 home rink loss to the St. Louis Blues, Backes' former team as the visitors to TD Garden - the 20,000th goal plateau has only been attained by one other NHL team, the Bruins' top rival, the Montreal Canadiens.
The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season:
|June 25, 2016||To Florida Panthers
7th-round pick in 2016
|To Boston Bruins
7th-round pick in 2017
|March 1, 2017||To Winnipeg Jets
conditional 6th-round pick in 2018
|To Boston Bruins
Free agents acquired
Free agents lost
Claimed via waivers
Lost via waivers
(in U.S. dollars)
|June 30, 2016||Torey Krug||4 years, $21 million|||
|July 1, 2016||Tommy Cross||1 year, $600,000|||
|July 1, 2016||John-Michael Liles||1 year, $2 million|||
|July 1, 2016||Tyler Randell||1 year, $600,000|||
|July 14, 2016||Colin Miller||2 years, $2 million|||
|July 14, 2016||Joe Morrow||1 year, $800,000|||
|August 30, 2016||Chris Casto||1 year, $650,000|||
|August 30, 2016||Brian Ferlin||1 year, $725,000|||
|September 26, 2016||Brad Marchand||8 years, $49 million contract extension|||
|December 11, 2016||Jesse Gabrielle||3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract|||
|March 24, 2017||Ryan Fitzgerald||2 years, entry-level contract|||
|March 24, 2017||Emil Johansson||3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract|||
|April 2, 2017||Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson||3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract|||
|April 10, 2017||Charlie McAvoy||3 years, $3.775 million entry-level contract|||
|April 13, 2017||Joona Koppanen||3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract|||
|May 30, 2017||Anders Bjork||3 years, $3.2 million entry-level contract|||
|June 14, 2017||Tommy Cross||1 year, $650,000 contract extension|||
Below are the Boston Bruins' selections at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.
|Round||#||Player||Pos||Nationality||College/Junior/Club team (League)|
|1||14||Charlie McAvoy||D||United States||Boston University Terriers (Hockey East)|
|1||29[a]||Trent Frederic||C||United States||U.S. NTDP (USHL)|
|2||49[b]||Ryan Lindgren||D||United States||U.S. NTDP (USHL)|
|5||135||Joona Koppanen||LW||Finland||Ilves-jr. (FIN-Jr.)|
|5||136[c]||Cameron Clarke||D||Canada||Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL)|
|6||165[d]||Oskar Steen||C||Sweden||Farjestad-jr. (Swe-Jr)|
- [a] The San Jose Sharks' first-round pick went to the Boston Bruins as the result of a trade on June 30, 2015 that sent Martin Jones to San Jose in exchange for Sean Kuraly and this pick.
- The Boston Bruins' second-round pick went to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Brett Connolly to Boston in exchange for a second-round pick in 2015 and this pick.
- [b] The New York Islanders' second-round pick went to the Boston Bruins as the result of a trade on October 4, 2014 that sent Johnny Boychuk to New York in exchange for Philadelphia's second-round pick in 2015, a conditional third-round pick in 2015 and this pick.
- The Boston Bruins' third-round pick went to the Carolina Hurricanes as the result of a trade on February 29, 2016 that sent John-Michael Liles to Boston in exchange for Anthony Camara, a fifth-round pick in 2017 and this pick.
- The Boston Bruins' fourth-round pick went to the New Jersey Devils as the result of a trade on February 29, 2016 that sent Lee Stempniak to Boston in exchange for a second-round pick in 2017 and this pick.
- [c] The Minnesota Wild's fifth-round pick went to the Boston Bruins as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent a fifth-round pick in 2015 to Minnesota in exchange for this pick.
- [d] The Boston Bruins' sixth-round pick was re-acquired as the result of a trade on June 25, 2015 that sent Carl Soderberg to Colorado in exchange for this pick.
- Colorado previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Max Talbot and Paul Carey to Boston in exchange for Jordan Caron and this pick.
- The Boston Bruins' seventh-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on June 25, 2016 that sent a seventh-round pick in 2017 to Boston in exchange for this pick.
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This is Smokey Harris. He is the answer to the trivia question "Who scored the first goal in Boston Bruins history?"...on December 1st, 1924 the Bruins played their first NHL game, hosting their expansion cousins the Montreal Maroons at the Boston Arena. The Maroons opened the scoring that night, with Dinny Dinsmore scoring on an unassisted effort at the 9 minute mark of the 1st period. Cue Harris. At 3:30 of the second period he took a pass from Carson "Shovel Shot" Cooper and beat Maroons goaltender Clint Benedict to open the scoring. Exactly 6 minutes later Cooper scored the only other goal of the night, securing the Bruins a 2-1 victory in their very first game.
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David Backes' power-play goal in the first period of Boston's 4-2 loss to St. Louis Tuesday night was the franchise's 20,000th goal. They joined the Montreal Canadiens as the only NHL teams to achieve that feat.
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