2010–11 Boston Bruins · NHL
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General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Claude Julien
Captain Zdeno Chara
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The 2010–11 Boston Bruins season is the Bruins' 86th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Off-season Edit

At the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California Boston selected Tyler Seguin with their first-round pick, 2nd overall.[1] A week earlier, on June 16, 2010, Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs and Principal Charlie Jacobs announced that Cam Neely had been named President of the Boston Bruins.[2] Neely, a former player and 2005 Hall of Fame inductee, became the eighth president in club history.

The Bruins sought to "tweak the composition"[3] during the off-season, trading puck-moving defenseman Dennis Wideman to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a perennial 20-goal scorer in Nathan Horton.[4]

The Reading Royals, Boston's affiliate within the East Coast Hockey League renewed their relationship during the off-season.[5] This marked the second year the organizations shared affiliation, with the Royals playing host to several Bruins prospects including goaltender Matt Dalton and defenseman Rob Kwiet.


On June 21, 2010, the Bruins announced their seven-game pre-season schedule.[6] Closing out the schedule are two exhibition matches; the first is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, against the Belfast Giants Select, a unified team composed of an All-Star selection of the best EIHL players from each team. The Bruins then face off against HC Liberec of the Czech Extraliga in their final pre-season match.

Regular season Edit

As part of the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere Games, the Bruins will begin their season on Saturday, October 9, playing against the Phoenix Coyotes at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.[7]


The Boston Bruins will attempt to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 4th consecutive season.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Regular seasonEdit

2010–11 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/Shootout Loss (1 point)


Updated July 14, 2010.[8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Flag of Canada.svg Begin, SteveSteve Begin


LW L 41 2009 Trois-Rivières, Quebec
37 Flag of Canada.svg Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron


C R 35 2003 L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
55 Flag of Canada.svg Boychuk, JohnnyJohnny Boychuk

D R 36 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
Flag of Canada.svg Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell


C L 36 2010 London, Ontario
33 Flag of Slovakia Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara


D L 43 2006 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
21 Flag of Canada.svg Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference

D L 41 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
18 Flag of Canada.svg Horton, NathanNathan Horton

RW R 34 2010 Welland, Ontario
48 Flag of the United States Hunwick, MattMatt Hunwick

D L 34 2004 Warren, Michigan
46 Flag of the Czech Republic Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci

C R 33 2004 Šternberk, Czechoslovakia
17 Flag of Canada.svg Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic

LW L 31 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia
63 Flag of Canada.svg Marchand, BradBrad Marchand

C L 31 2006 Halifax, Nova Scotia
20 Flag of Canada.svg Paille, DanielDaniel Paille

LW L 35 2009 Welland, Ontario
40 Flag of Finland Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask

G L 33 2006 Savonlinna, Finland
28 Flag of Canada.svg Recchi, MarkMark Recchi

RW L 52 2009 Kamloops, British Columbia
53 Flag of Canada.svg Reich, JeremyJeremy Reich

C L 41 2009 Craik, Saskatchewan
73 Flag of Canada.svg Ryder, MichaelMichael Ryder

RW R 39 2008 Bonavista, Newfoundland
81 Flag of Slovakia Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan


RW L 45 2010 Jacovce, Czechoslovakia
74 Flag of France Sauve, MaxMax Sauve

C L 30 2008 Tours, France
91 Flag of Canada.svg Savard, MarcMarc Savard

C L 42 2006 Ottawa, Ontario
44 Flag of Germany Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg

D L 38 2010 Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
45 Flag of the United States Stuart, MarkMark Stuart

D L 35 2003 Rochester, Minnesota
16 Flag of Germany Sturm, MarcoMarco Sturm

LW L 41 2005 Dingolfing, West Germany
30 Flag of the United States Thomas, TimTim Thomas

G L 45 2002 Flint, Michigan
22 Flag of Canada.svg Thornton, ShawnShawn Thornton

RW R 42 2007 Oshawa, Ontario
26 Flag of the United States Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler

RW R 33 2008 Plymouth, Minnesota

Transactions Edit

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.


June 22, 2010[4] To Florida Panthers:
Dennis Wideman
1st-round pick in 2010
3rd-round pick in 2011
To Boston:
Nathan Horton
Gregory Campbell
June 26, 2010[9] To Chicago Blackhawks:
7th-round pick in 2011
To Boston:
7th-round pick (#210 overall) in 2010
June 26, 2010[10] To St. Louis Blues:
Vladimir Sobotka
To Boston:
David Warsofsky

Free agents acquiredEdit

Player Former team Contract terms
Jeremy Reich[11] Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 year, $500,000
Nathan McIver[12] Manitoba Moose 2 years, $1.025 million
Nolan Schaefer[12] HC CSKA Moscow 1 year, $500,000
Gregory Campbell[13] Florida Panthers 2 years, $2.2 million

Free agents lostEdit

Player New team Contract terms
Dany Sabourin[14] Washington Capitals 1 year, $525,000

Player SigningsEdit

Player Contract terms
Yuri Alexandrov[15] 2 years, $1.46 million entry-level contract
Shawn Thornton[16] 2 years, $1.625 million
Dennis Seidenberg[17] 4 years, $13 million
Johnny Boychuk[18] 2 years, $3.75 million
Mark Recchi[19] 1 year, $1.7 million
Daniel Paille[20] 2 years, $2.15 million
Mark Stuart[21] 1 year, $1.675 million
Andrew Bodnarchuk[13] 1 year, $577,500
Jeff LoVecchio[13] 1 year, $605,000
Adam McQuaid[13] 2 years, $1.15 million
Blake Wheeler[22] 1 year, $2.2 million
Tyler Seguin[23] 3 years, entry-level contract

Draft picks Edit

Boston's picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.[1][9]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 2a Tyler Seguin Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Plymouth Whalers (Ontario Hockey League)
2 32a Jared Knight Center Flag of the United States United States London Knights (Ontario Hockey League)
2 45 Ryan Spooner Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Peterborough Petes (Ontario Hockey League)
4 97b Craig Cunningham Left Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Vancouver Giants (Western Hockey League)
5 135 Justin Florek Left Wing Flag of the United States United States Northern Michigan University (Central Collegiate Hockey Association)
6 165 Zane Gothberg Goaltender Flag of the United States United States Thief River Falls High School (United States High School-MN)
7 195 Maxim Chudinov Defense Flag of Russia Russia Severstal (Kontinental Hockey League)
7 210c Zach Trotman Defense Flag of the United States United States Lake Superior State University (Central Collegiate Hockey Association)
Notes on draft picks

Affiliates Edit

Providence BruinsEdit

The Providence Bruins, based in Providence, Rhode Island, are the Bruins AHL affiliate. The Bruins will look to return to the Calder Cup playoffs for the first time since 2009.

Reading RoyalsEdit

The Reading Royals, based in Reading, Pennsylvania, are the Bruins ECHL affiliate.[5] The Royals will again look to compete in the Kelly Cup playoffs.

See alsoEdit


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