Founded in 1924 the Boston Bruins are entering their 100th season in the NHL as the oldest American hockey team in the league. NESN.com will keep you connected with engaging content about Bruins legends, centennial celebrations, milestone history and game action throughout the 2023-24 season as they battle night after night to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Join us in honoring the past, present, and future of Boston Bruins hockey.
For detailed information on all Bruins Centennial events and initiatives, visit BostonBruins.com/Centennial.
In celebration of the Boston Bruins’ 100th season, NESN is dedicating an episode of the “Ultimate Bruins Show” to each member of the Bruins All-Centennial team. Tune in each Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET. NESN.com will be putting out a weekly feature of the player highlighted on the show.
Full coverage of Bruins Centennial
Boston Bruins Alumni
The Boston Bruins Alumni has been around for more than 50 years, and each of the players on the roster has either skated in at least one game for the Boston Bruins, the Providence Bruins, or they have been made an honorary member. There are more than 40 players that are involved with the Alumni, but only one serves as President, and that honor currently belongs to former Bruins defenseman Frank Simonetti.
Who Are The Greatest?
Throughout their 100-year history, the Boston Bruins had thousands of players don the Spoked-B or the Bear in their careers. Some are of legendary status receiving the highest honor from the franchise as their numbers hang proudly in the rafters along with the six championship banners. Some have their names etched on the Stanley Cup and have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Opening Night and “Rafters Reunion”
“The Bruins will open the milestone season Wednesday, October 11, when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at 7:30 p.m. at TD Garden. Special guest appearances from prominent Boston Bruins alumni will highlight the evening’s “Rafters Reunion” ceremony, a gathering of key figures who have been immortalized in the TD Garden rafters over the course of the club’s 100-year history. Alumni will make a special red-carpet entrance into TD Garden at The Hub on Causeway, where fans can catch a glimpse of some of the black & gold’s biggest stars as they arrive to the game with backdrop of music, décor, photo opportunities and more. Ticketed fans will also receive a special “Blood, Sweat & 100 Years” Opening Night t-shirt upon arrival, courtesy of TD Bank”
“The Centennial Takeoff, which will be held Saturday, September 16, at Boston Logan Airport inside of the jetBlue hangar, will feature a fashion-show unveiling of Boston’s new, limited-edition Centennial jerseys and core apparel line through the ProShop powered by ’47. A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public.”
Following Opening Night, five “Era Nights” will be held throughout the season to honor the rich, 100-year history of the Boston Bruins. Era Nights will begin on October 28 as the Bruins take on the Detroit Red Wings, honoring “The Early Years” from 1924-1959. On November 18, the Bruins will celebrate the 1960-1976 “Big Bad Bruins” when hosting the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden. The 1977-1985 “Lunch Pail A.C.” Era Night will be on December 16 against the N.Y. Rangers, and the 1986-2000 “New Blood, New Beginnings” Era Night will take place on January 20 against Montreal.