Boston Bruins All-Time Starting Lineup

Photo Credit: Ray Lussier/Boston Herald American via AP

The Boston Bruins are one of the most accomplished teams of all time. The original six team had six Stanley Cup victories, over their 96 year span, and reached the playoffs 71 times. They also created some of the best players to ever play the game of hockey, in every possible position. This was one of the hardest rosters to make up, not due to any trouble finding talented players, but because of the over abundance of them.

Center:
Phil Esposito (1963-1981)- 18 NHL Seasons- 1,590 points in 1,282 games

Accolades:
1968-69- Art Ross Trophy (Most Points), Hart Trophy (MVP)
1969-70- Maurice Richard Trophy, Stanley Cup (Boston)
1970-71- Maurice Richard Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award (MVP by NHLPA)
1971-72- Maurice Richard Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Stanley Cup (Boston)
1972-73- Maurice Richard Trophy, Art Ross Trophy
1973-74- Maurice Richard Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award
1974-75- Maurice Richard Trophy
1975-76- Canada Cup
1977-78- Lester Patrick Trophy (Contribution to US Hockey)
1984-85- Hockey Hall of Fame

Photo by Tony Triolo Sports Illustrated

Honorable Mentions: Milt Schmidt, Patrice Bergeron, Bill Cowley


Right Wing:
Cam Neely (1983-1996)- 13 NHL Seasons- 694 points in 726 games

Accolades:
1993-94- Bill Masterton Trophy
2005-06- Hockey Hall of Fame
2009-10- Lester Patrick Trophy

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Honorable Mentions: Rick Middleton, David Pastrnak, Terry O’Reilly


Left Wing:
John Bucyk (1955-1978)- 23 NHL Seasons- 1,369 points in 1,540 games

Accolades:
1969-70- Stanley Cup (Boston)
1970-71- Lady Byng Trophy
1971-72- Stanley Cup (Boston)
1973-74- Lady Byng Trophy
1976-77- Lester Patrick Trophy
1981-82- Hockey Hall of Fame

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Honorable Mentions: Brad Marchand, Woody Dumart, Wayne Cashman


Defenseman (1):
Bobby Orr (1966-1979)- 12 NHL Seasons- 915 points in 657 games

Accolades:
1966-67- Calder Trophy
1967-68- All Star Game, Norris Trophy
1968-69- All Star Game, Norris Trophy
1969-70- All Star Game, Norris Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Hart Trophy, Stanley Cup (Boston), Conn Smythe Trophy
1970-71- All Star Game, Norris Trophy, Hart Trophy
1971-72- All Star Game, Norris Trophy, Hart Trophy, Stanley Cup (Boston), Conn Smythe Trophy
1972-73- All Star Game, Norris Trophy
1973-74- Norris Trophy
1974-75- All Star Game, Norris Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award
1975-76- Canada Cup
1978-79- Lester Patrick Trophy
1979-80- Hockey Hall of Fame

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Defenseman (2):
Eddie Shore (1926-1940)- 14 NHL Seasons- 284 points in 551 games

Accolades:
1928-29- Stanley Cup (Boston)
1932-33- Hart Trophy
1934-35- Hart Trophy
1935-36- Hart Trophy
1937-38- Hart Trophy
1938-39- Stanley Cup (Boston)
1947-48- Hockey Hall of Fame
1969-70- Lester Patrick Trophy

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Honorable Mentions: Ray Bourque, Dit Clapper, Zdeno Chara


Goaltender:
Frank Brimsek (1938-1950)- 10 NHL Seasons- 2.70 GAA

Accolades:
1938-39- Vezina Trophy (Best Goaltender), Calder Trophy, Stanley Cup (Boston)
1940-41- Stanley Cup (Boston)
1941-42- Vezina Trophy
1966-67- Hockey Hall of Fame
1973-74- US Hockey Hall of Fame

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Honorable Mentions: Gerry Cheevers, Tuukka Rask, Tim Thomas

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