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2014–15 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 9th Eastern
2014–15 record 41–27–14
Home record 24–10–7
Road record 17–17–7
Goals for 213
Goals against 211
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Claude Julien
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
Chris Kelly
David Krejci
Arena TD Garden
Average attendance 17,565(100%)[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Brad Marchand (24)
Assists Dougie Hamilton
Patrice Bergeron (32)
Points Patrice Bergeron (55)
Penalties in minutes Brad Marchand (95)
Wins Tuukka Rask (34)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.30)

The 2014–15 Boston Bruins season was the 91st season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924.[2] Despite earning 96 points, the Bruins did not qualify for the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, ending their seven-season playoff streak. At the time, this was the most points ever by a team who did not qualify, surpassing the 95 points earned by the 2006–07 Colorado Avalanche and the 2010–11 Dallas Stars. The Bruins held this record for three seasons, until the 2017–18 Florida Panthers tied their record. The Montreal Canadiens achieved the same thing the next season.

Off-seasonEdit

On May 21, 2014, the Vancouver Canucks announced that Bruins Assistant General Manager Jim Benning had been hired as the Canucks' new general manager. Bruins' General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced that he would be looking "internally and externally to replace that position."[3]
On June 27, Peter Chiarelli announced that club had promoted Scott Bradley to assistant general manager after he spent five seasons as the team's director of player personnel. Chiarelli also announced that Ryan Nadeau was promoted to director of hockey operations/analytics. The club also hired John Ferguson, Jr. as executive director of player personnel. Ferguson had previously been a part of the San Jose Sharks organization since 2008.[4]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Milan Lucic Making an obscene gesture during NHL Game No. 53 in Montreal on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 19:40 of the third period. $5,000.00 October 17, 2014[5]
Brad Marchand Slew-footing New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard during NHL Game No. 644 in Boston on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 14:30 of the second period. 2 games $48,387.10 January 16, 2015[6]

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2014–15 Game Log

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

Player stats Edit

Final

Skaters

Regular Season[7]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 81 23 32 55 2 44
Eriksson, LouiLoui Eriksson 81 22 25 47 1 14
Soderberg, CarlCarl Soderberg 82 13 31 44 10 26
Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic 81 18 26 44 13 81
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 77 24 18 42 5 95
Hamilton, DougieDougie Hamilton 72 10 32 42 −3 41
Smith, ReillyReilly Smith 81 13 27 40 7 20
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 78 12 27 39 13 20
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 47 7 24 31 7 22
Kelly, ChrisChris Kelly 80 7 21 28 6 48
Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak 46 10 17 27 12 8
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 63 8 12 20 0 42
Spooner, RyanRyan Spooner 29 8 10 18 2 2
Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg 82 3 11 14 −1 34
Paille, DanielDaniel Paille 71 6 7 13 −9 12
Campbell, GregoryGregory Campbell 70 6 6 12 1 45
Griffith, SethSeth Griffith 30 6 4 10 −2 6
McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid 63 1 6 7 −2 85
Miller, KevanKevan Miller 41 2 5 7 20 15
Trotman, ZachZach Trotman 27 1 4 5 −2 0
Bartkowski, MattMatt Bartkowski 47 0 4 4 −6 37
Gagne, SimonSimon Gagne 23 3 1 4 0 4
Talbot, MaxMax Talbot

|| 18 || 0 || 3 || 3 || −3 || 2

Fraser, MattMatt Fraser

|| 24 || 3 || 0 || 3 || −5 || 7

Cunningham, CraigCraig Cunningham

|| 32 || 2 || 1 || 3 || −4 || 2

Connolly, BrettBrett Connolly

|| 5 || 0 || 2 || 2 || −1 || 10

Warsofsky, DavidDavid Warsofsky 4 0 1 1 1 0
Ferlin, BrianBrian Ferlin 7 0 1 1 0 0
Morrow, JoeJoe Morrow 15 1 0 1 3 4
Robins, BobbyBobby Robins 3 0 0 0 0 14
Khokhlachev, AlexanderAlexander Khokhlachev 3 0 0 0 −2 0
Lindblad, MattMatt Lindblad 2 0 0 0 0 0
Caron, JordanJordan Caron

|| 11 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −1 || 16

Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask

(G) || 70 || 0 || 0 || 0 || — || 8

Svedberg, NiklasNiklas Svedberg

(G) || 18 || 0 || 0 || 0 || — || 0

Subban, MalcolmMalcolm Subban

(G) || 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || — || 0

Goaltenders
Regular Season[7]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 70 67 4063 34 21 13 156 2.30 2011 0.922 3
Svedberg, NiklasNiklas Svedberg 18 14 900 7 5 1 35 2.33 425 0.918 2
Subban, MalcolmMalcolm Subban 1 1 31 0 1 0 3 5.81 6 0.500 0
  • 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.
  • (G)Denotes goaltender.

Notable achievements Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Bergeron, P.P. Bergeron NHL All-Star Game selection[8] January 10, 2015
Rask, T.T. Rask NHL Third Star of the Month[9] February 2, 2015

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Robins, B.B. Robins 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2014
Griffith, S.S. Griffith 1st Career NHL Game October 13, 2014
Lucic, M.M. Lucic 300th Career NHL Point October 16, 2014
S. Griffith 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 21, 2014
S. Griffith 1st Career NHL Assist October 23, 2014
Trotman, Z.Z. Trotman 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 28, 2014
Morrow, J.J. Morrow 1st Career NHL Game October 30, 2014
Eriksson, L.L. Eriksson 400th Career NHL Point October 30, 2014
Seidenberg, D.D. Seidenberg 200th Career NHL Point October 30, 2014
M. Lucic 500th Career NHL Game November 6, 2014
Marchand, B.B. Marchand 100th Career NHL Assist November 15, 2014
Soderberg, C.C. Soderberg 100th Career NHL Game November 21, 2014
Krug, T.T. Krug 100th Career NHL Game November 22, 2014
Pastrnak, D.D. Pastrnak 1st Career NHL Game November 24, 2014
J. Morrow 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
November 24, 2014
D. Pastrnak 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
December 1, 2014
Gagne, S.S. Gagne 600th Career NHL Point December 1, 2014
B. Marchand 200th Career NHL Point December 4, 2014
B. Marchand 100th Career NHL Goal December 6, 2014
Cunningham, C.C. Cunningham 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
December 13, 2014
Bartkowski, M.M. Bartkowski 100th Career NHL Game December 21, 2014
Kelly, C.C. Kelly 700th Career NHL Game January 8, 2015
Bergeron, P.P. Bergeron 700th Career NHL Game January 8, 2015
D. Pastrnak 1st Career NHL Goal January 10, 2015
Krejci, D.D. Krejci 400th Career NHL Point January 21, 2015
Campbell, G.G. Campbell 700th Career NHL Game February 10, 2015
Ferlin, B.B. Ferlin 1st Career NHL Game February 20, 2015
Subban, M.M. Subban 1st Career NHL Game February 20, 2015
Bergeron, P.P. Bergeron 200th Career NHL Goal February 22, 2015
Ferlin, B.B. Ferlin 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
February 22, 2015
Spooner, R.R. Spooner 1st Career NHL Goal February 27, 2015
M. Lucic 200th Career NHL Assist March 10, 2015
Z. Trotman 1st Career NHL Goal April 2, 2015
Smith, R.R. Smith 100th Career NHL Point April 2, 2015
R. Smith 200th Career NHL Game April 4, 2015


Transactions Edit

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season:

TradesEdit

October 4, 2014[10] To New York Islanders
Johnny Boychuk
To Boston Bruins
PHI's 2nd-round pick in 2015
NYI's 2nd-round pick in 2016
conditional 3rd-round pick in 2015
March 2, 2015[11] To Tampa Bay Lightning
2nd-round pick in 2015
2nd-round pick in 2016
To Boston Bruins
Brett Connolly
March 2, 2015[11] To Colorado Avalanche
Jordan Caron
6th-round pick in 2016
To Boston Bruins
Maxime Talbot
Paul Carey
March 2, 2015[11] To Minnesota Wild
Jared Knight
To Boston Bruins
Zack Phillips
June 25, 2015[12] To Colorado Avalanche
Carl Soderberg (rights)
To Boston Bruins
BOS's 6th-round pick in 2016

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Christopher Breen Calgary Flames 1 year, $600,000 [13]
July 1, 2014 Jeremy Smith Springfield Falcons 1 year, $550,000 [14]
October 14, 2014 Simon Gagne Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $600,000 [15]
March 5, 2015 Justin Hickman Seattle Thunderbirds entry-level contract [16]
March 12, 2015 Frank Vatrano University of Massachusetts entry-level contract [17]
April 1, 2015 Austin Czarnik Miami University (Ohio) entry-level contract [18]
May 21, 2015 Joonas Kemppainen Karpat 1 year, $700,000 [19]
June 8, 2015 Noel Acciari Providence College entry-level contract [20]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Chad Johnson New York Islanders 2 years, $2.6 million [21]
July 1, 2014 Shawn Thornton Florida Panthers 2 years, $2.4 million [22]
July 1, 2014 Andrej Meszaros Buffalo Sabres 1 year, $4.125 million [23]
July 1, 2014 Jarome Iginla Colorado Avalanche 3 years, $16 million [24]
July 1, 2014 Mike Moore Washington Capitals 1 year, $550,000 [25]
September 5, 2014 Corey Potter Calgary Flames 1 year [26]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Previous team Date

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date
Matt Fraser[27] Edmonton Oilers December 29, 2014
Craig Cunningham[28] Arizona Coyotes March 2, 2015


Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 15, 2014 Matt Bartkowski 1 year, $1.25 million [29]
July 15, 2014 David Pastrnak 3 year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [29]
July 16, 2014 Jordan Caron 1 year, $600,000 [30]
July 18, 2014 Tommy Cross 1 year, $600,000 [30]
July 18, 2014 Craig Cunningham 1 year, $600,000 [30]
July 18, 2014 Justin Florek 1 year, $600,000 [30]
July 18, 2014 Tyler Randell 1 year, $575,000 [30]
July 18, 2014 Zach Trotman 2 years, $1.25 million [30]
July 24, 2014 David Warsofsky 1 year, $600,000 [31]
September 4, 2014 David Krejci 6 years, $43.5 million contract extension [32]
September 5, 2014 Matt Fraser 1 year, $625,000 [33]
September 29, 2014 Reilly Smith 1 year, $1.4 million [34]
September 29, 2014 Torey Krug 1 year, $1.4 million [34]
March 6, 2015 Reilly Smith 2 years, $6.85 million contract extension [35]
March 6, 2015 Torey Krug 1 year, $3.4 million contract extension [35]
May 29, 2015 Anton Blidh 3 years, entry-level contract [36]
June 18, 2015 Tommy Cross 1 year, $600,000 [37]
June 18, 2015 Tyler Randell 1 year, $600,000 [37]
June 23, 2015 Zane McIntyre 2 years, entry-level contract [38]

Other Edit

Name Date Details
Joe Sacco[39] July 24, 2014 Named as an Assistant Coach

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Boston Bruins draft picks

Below are the Boston Bruins' selections made at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, held on June 27–28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[40]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 25 David Pastrnak (RW) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Sodertalje SK (HockeyAllsvenskan)
2 56 Ryan Donato (C) Flag of the United States United States Dexter School (USHS–MA)
4 116 Danton Heinen (F) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Surrey Eagles (BCHL)
5 146 Anders Bjork (LW) Flag of the United States United States US NTDP (USHL)
7 206 Emil Johansson D Flag of Sweden Sweden HV71 Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)
Draft notes[41]
  • Boston's third-round pick will go to the Philadelphia Flyers as the result of a trade on March 5, 2014, that sent Andrej Meszaros to Boston in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[42] The condition – Philadelphia will receive a third-round pick in 2014 if Meszaros does not re-sign with Boston prior to the 2014 NHL Entry Draft[42] – was converted on June 27, 2014.
  • Boston's sixth-round pick will go to the St. Louis Blues, as the result of a trade on April 3, 2013, that sent Wade Redden to Boston, in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[43] The condition – St. Louis will receive a sixth-round pick in 2014 if Redden appears in one playoff game in 2013 for the Bruins – was converted on May 1, 2013.[44]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2014–2015 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN.
  2. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 25. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  3. http://bruins.nhl.com/club/blogpost.htm?id=29564
  4. http://bruins.nhl.com/club/m_news.htm?id=724120
  5. Bruins' Lucic fined $5,000 for obscene gesture. NHL (October 17, 2014).
  6. Bruins' Marchand banned two games for slew-footing. NHL (January 16, 2015).
  7. 7.0 7.1 2014-2015 Regular Season Stats - Points - Boston Bruins - Statistics. Boston Bruins. Retrieved on March 18, 2015.
  8. 2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL (January 10, 2015).
  9. Ovechkin, Tavares, Rask named 'Stars' for January. NHL (February 2, 2015).
  10. B's Acquire Two 2nd Round Draft Picks and a Conditional 3rd Round Pick from the Islanders in Exchange for Johnny Boychuk. bruins.nhl.com (October 4, 2014). Retrieved on October 4, 2014.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Bruins Add Connolly, Talbot at Trade Deadline. bruins.nhl.com (March 2, 2015). Retrieved on March 3, 2015.
  12. Bruins Acquire A 2016 Sixth Round Pick From The Colorado Avalanche In Exchange For The Rights To Carl Soderberg
  13. B's Sign D Christopher Breen to a One-Year, Two-Way Contract
  14. Bruins Sign Goaltender Jeremy Smith to a One-Year, Two-Way Contract
  15. B's Sign Gagne to a One-Year Contract; Assign Robins & Caron to Providence
  16. Bruins Sign Justin Hickman to an Entry-Level Contract
  17. Boston signs UMass forward and former Jr. Bruin Vatrano
  18. Bruins Sign Austin Czarnik to an Entry-Level Contract
  19. Bruins Sign Joonas Kemppainen to a One-year, Two-way Contract
  20. Bruins Sign Noel Acciari to an Entry-Level Contract
  21. Islanders Agree to Terms with Johnson
  22. Shawn Thornton Agrees to Two-Year Contract with Florida Panthers
  23. MESZAROS JOINS THE SABRES
  24. Avalanche Signs Jarome Iginla
  25. Capitals Sign Jon Landry and Mike Moore
  26. Flames sign Corey Potter
  27. BLOG: Oilers claim Fraser; place Pinizzotto on waivers
  28. Coyotes Claim McGinn & Cunningham off Waivers
  29. 29.0 29.1 Bruins Sign Bartkowski to a One-Year Contract & Pastrnak to an Entry Level Contract
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 Bruins Announce Six Roster Transactions
  31. B's sign David Warsofsky to a one-year, two-way contract
  32. B's Sign Krejci to a Six-Year Contract Extension Through the 2020-21 Season
  33. B's Sign Fraser to a One-Year, Two-Way Contract and Eminger to an AHL contract
  34. 34.0 34.1 Bruins Sign Defenseman Torey Krug and Forward Reilly Smith to One-Year Contracts
  35. 35.0 35.1 B's Sign Krug to a One-Year Contract Extension and Smith to a Two-Year Contract Extension
  36. Bruins Sign Anton Blidh to an Entry-Level Contract
  37. 37.0 37.1 Bruins Sign Tommy Cross & Tyler Randell to One-Year, Two-Way Contracts
  38. Goaltender Zane McIntyre Indicates He Will Sign Entry-Level Contract with Bruins
  39. Joe Sacco Hired As Bruins Assistant Coach
  40. http://www.litterboxcats.com/2014/4/15/5618872/panther-win-panthers-win-the-draft-lottery-that-is
  41. 2014 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on April 17, 2014.
  42. 42.0 42.1 Bruins trade for Meszaros, claim Potter off waivers (March 5, 2014). Retrieved on April 5, 2014.
  43. Blues Acquire Conditional Pick for Redden: The Blues get a conditional seventh round pick in 2014 for Wade Redden. National Hockey League (April 3, 2013).
  44. Bruins dominate Maple Leafs to win Game 1. National Hockey League (May 1, 2013).

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