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2015–16 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 4th Atlantic
Conference 9th Eastern
2015–16 record 42–31–9
Home record 17–18–6
Road record 25–13–3
Goals for 240
Goals against 230
General Manager Don Sweeney
Coach Claude Julien
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
Chris Kelly
David Krejci
Arena TD Garden
Average attendance 17,565
Team leaders
Goals Brad Marchand (37)
Assists David Krejci (46)
Points Patrice Bergeron (68)
Penalties in minutes Brad Marchand (90)
Wins Tuukka Rask (31)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.56)

The 2015–16 Boston Bruins season was the 92nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924.[1] The season began its regular games on October 8, 2015 against the Winnipeg Jets with a 6–2 loss.[2] One all-time franchise achievement the Bruins attained this season is shared by only their greatest rival, the Canadiens - a total of 3,000 wins in the team's existence, achieved by the Bruins on January 8, 2016 in a 4–1 road victory against the New Jersey Devils. However, the Bruins missed the playoffs for the second straight season, and missed the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time in a decade.[3]

Off-seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2015–16 Game Log[4]

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

Player stats Edit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

Regular Season[5]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 80 32 36 68 12 49
Eriksson, LouiLoui Eriksson 82 30 33 63 13 12
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 72 17 46 63 4 32
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 77 37 24 61 21 90
Spooner, RyanRyan Spooner 80 13 36 49 −9 35
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 81 4 40 44 9 33
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 80 9 28 37 12 71
Beleskey, MattMatt Beleskey 80 15 22 37 6 65
Hayes, JimmyJimmy Hayes 75 13 16 29 −12 60
Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak 51 15 11 26 3 20
Connolly, BrettBrett Connolly 71 9 16 25 −1 20
Miller, KevanKevan Miller 71 5 13 18 15 53
Miller, ColinColin Miller 42 3 13 16 0 39
Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg 61 1 11 12 –1 24
Vatrano, FrankFrank Vatrano 39 8 3 11 −3 14
Stempniak, LeeLee Stempniak

|| 19 || 3 || 7 || 10 || 1 || 4

Ferraro, LandonLandon Ferraro

|| 58 || 5 || 5 || 10 || −8 || 20

McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid 64 1 8 9 6 89
Talbot, MaxMax Talbot 38 2 5 7 −11 15
Trotman, ZachZach Trotman 38 2 5 7 3 22
Morrow, JoeJoe Morrow 33 1 6 7 −7 4
Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles

|| 17 || 0 || 6 || 6 || –7 || 2

Randell, TylerTyler Randell 27 6 0 6 –2 47
Kemppainen, JoonasJoonas Kemppainen 44 2 3 5 −6 4
Rinaldo, ZacZac Rinaldo 52 1 2 3 −5 83
Kelly, ChrisChris Kelly 11 2 0 2 3 0
Cross, TommyTommy Cross 3 0 1 1 −1 0
Griffith, SethSeth Griffith 4 0 1 1 −4 4
Acciari, NoelNoel Acciari 19 0 1 1 –4 8
Irwin, MattMatt Irwin 2 0 0 0 −5 0
Khokhlachev, AlexanderAlexander Khokhlachev 5 0 0 0 −2 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[6]
Player GP GS MIN W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 64 62 3678 31 22 8 157 2.56 1854 .915 4 0 1 0
Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson 24 20 1258 11 9 1 57 2.72 622 .908 1 0 0 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.

Suspensions/finesEdit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Brad Marchand Roughing Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog during NHL Game No. 230 in Boston on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 5:46 of the second period. $5,000 November 13, 2015[7]
Maxime Talbot Interference against New Jersey Devils forward Jiri Tlusty during NHL Game No. 494 in Boston on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 14:30 of the second period. 2 games $19,354.84 December 21, 2015[8]
Brad Marchand Clipping Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki during NHL Game No. 541 in Boston on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at 8:41 of the first period. 3 games $164,634.15 December 30, 2015[9]

Awards and honoursEdit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Marchand, B.B. Marchand NHL First Star of the Week[10] November 2, 2015
Krejci, D.D. Krejci NHL Third Star of the Month[11] November 2, 2015
Bergeron, P.P. Bergeron NHL All-Star game selection[12] January 6, 2016
Marchand, B.B. Marchand NHL Third Star of the Week[13] February 15, 2016

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Kemppainen, J.J. Kemppainen 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2015
Miller, C.C. Miller 1st Career NHL Game October 10, 2015
Randell, T.T. Randell 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 14, 2015
Cross, T.T. Cross 1st Career NHL Game October 14, 2015
C. Miller 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 14, 2015
T. Cross 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 17, 2015
Chara, Z.Z. Chara 1,200th Career NHL Game October 23, 2015
J. Kemppainen 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 23, 2015
Krejci, D.D. Krejci 300th Career NHL Assist October 30, 2015
C. Miller 1st Career NHL Goal November 3, 2015
Miller, K.K. Miller 100th Career NHL Game November 5, 2015
Vatrano, F.F. Vatrano 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
November 7, 2015
Seidenberg, D.D. Seidenberg 700th Career NHL Game November 16, 2015
McQuaid, A.A. McQuaid 300th Career NHL Game November 16, 2015
Marchand, B.B. Marchand First-ever Bruins game-winning
penalty shot in overtime
February 6, 2016[14]
Claude JulienC. Julien Total wins as Bruins coach
reaches 387 games, matching Art Ross
March 3, 2016[15]


Transactions Edit

The Bruins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2015–16 season:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26) To Calgary Flames
Dougie Hamilton (rights)
To Boston Bruins
1st-round pick in 2015
Two 2nd-round picks in 2015
[16]
June 26, 2015 To Los Angeles Kings
Milan Lucic
To Boston Bruins
Martin Jones
Colin Miller
1st-round pick in 2015
[17]
June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26) To Minnesota Wild
5th-round pick in 2015
To Boston Bruins
5th-round pick in 2016
[18]
June 29, 2015 (2015-06-29) To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd-round pick in 2017
To Boston Bruins
Zac Rinaldo
[19]
June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) To San Jose Sharks
Martin Jones
To Boston Bruins
Sean Kuraly
1st-round pick in 2016
[20]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) To Florida Panthers
Reilly Smith
Marc Savard (rights)
To Boston Bruins
Jimmy Hayes (rights)
[21]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To New Jersey Devils
4th-round pick in 2016
2nd-round pick in 2017
To Boston Bruins
Lee Stempniak
[22]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To Carolina Hurricanes
Anthony Camara
3rd-round pick in 2016
5th-round pick in 2017
To Boston Bruins
John-Michael Liles
[22]
March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04) To St. Louis Blues
Zack Phillips
To Boston Bruins
Future considerations
[23]

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Matt Beleskey Anaheim Ducks 5 years, $19 million [21]
July 6, 2015 (2015-07-06) Brandon DeFazio Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $575,000 [24]
July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10) Matt Irwin San Jose Sharks 1 year, $800,000 [25]
October 4, 2015 (2015-10-04) Jonas Gustavsson Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $750,000 [26]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Matt Bartkowski Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $1.75 million [27]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) David Warsofsky Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $600,000 [28]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Matt Lindblad New York Rangers 1 year, $600,000 [29]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Gregory Campbell Columbus Blue Jackets 2 years, $3 million [30]
July 8, 2015 (2015-07-08) Paul Carey Washington Capitals 1 year, $575,000 [31]
January 21, 2016 (2016-01-21) Daniel Paille New York Rangers 1 year, $575,000 [32]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date
Landon Ferraro[33] Detroit Red Wings November 22, 2015

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date


Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) Adam McQuaid 4 years, $11 million [34]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Ryan Spooner 2 years, $1.9 million [21]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Jeremy Smith 1 year, $600,000 [21]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Christopher Breen 1 year, $600,000 [35]
July 6, 2015 (2015-07-06) Jimmy Hayes 3 years, $6.9 million [24]
July 6, 2015 (2015-07-06) Brett Connolly 1 year, $1.025 million [24]
July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15) Jakub Zboril 3 years, entry-level contract [36]
September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25) Brandon Carlo 3 years, entry-level contract [37]
November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12) Jake DeBrusk entry-level contract [38]
November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12) Jeremy Lauzon entry-level contract [38]
November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12) Zachary Senyshyn entry-level contract [38]
March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29) Rob O'Gara 2 years, entry-level contract [39]
March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29) Sean Kuraly entry-level contract [39]
April 1, 2016 (2016-04-01) Matt Grzelcyk 2 years, entry-level contract [40]
April 11, 2016 (2016-04-11) Danton Heinen 3 years, entry-level contract [41]
April 26, 2016 (2016-04-26) Daniel Vladar 3 years, entry-level contract [42]
May 24, 2016 (2016-05-24) Kevan Miller 4 years, $10 million contract extension [43]
May 24, 2016 (2016-05-24) Seth Griffith 1 year, $625,000 [43]
June 16, 2016 (2016-06-16) Peter Cehlarik 3 years, entry-level contract [44]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Boston Bruins draft picks

Below are the Boston Bruins' selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 26–27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 13[a] Jakub Zboril (D) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
1 14 Jake DeBrusk (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
1 15[b] Zachary Senyshyn (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
2 37[c] Brandon Carlo (D) Flag of the United States United States Tri-City Americans (WHL)
2 45 [b] Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (C) Flag of Sweden Sweden Omaha Lancers (USHL)
2 52 [d] Jeremy Lauzon (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)
3 75 Daniel Vladar (G) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Kladno (Czech 1. Liga)
4 105 Jesse Gabrielle (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
6 165 Cameron Hughes (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Wisconsin Badgers (B1G)
7 195 Jack Becker (C) Flag of the United States United States Mahtomedi (High-MN)
Draft notes[45]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. Kalman, Mike (October 8, 2015). Six Jets score in season-opening win against Bruins. NHL. Retrieved on October 10, 2015.
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  8. Bruins' Talbot suspended two games for interference. NHL (December 21, 2015).
  9. Bruins' Marchand suspended three games for clipping. NHL (December 30, 2015).
  10. Marchand, Allen, Hall named 'Three Stars' of week. NHL (November 2, 2015).
  11. Benn, Price, Krejci named Stars of the Month. NHL (November 2, 2015).
  12. Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal. NHL (January 6, 2016).
  13. Datsyuk, Lundqvist and Marchand named 'Three Stars' of week. NHL (February 15, 2016).
  14. Bruins top Sabres on penalty shot. National Hockey league (February 6, 2016). “Marchand earned the penalty shot by stealing Rasmus Ristolainen's pass near the Buffalo blue line and gaining the zone with speed. Ristolainen dropped his stick and grabbed Marchand to prevent a scoring chance. It was the first overtime penalty-shot goal in Bruins history.”
  15. Bruins' Julien matches franchise record in win vs. Blackhawks. National Hockey League (March 3, 2016). “Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien tied Art Ross for the most wins in franchise history with 387, and Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden on Thursday.”
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  17. B's Acquire The 13th Overall Pick In The 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Colin Miller, and Martin Jones From Los Angeles Kings In Exchange For Milan Lucic. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
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  19. Bruins acquire Zac Rinaldo from the Flyers in exchange for a third round draft pick in 2017. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  20. Bruins acquire a first round draft pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and Sean Kuraly from the Sharks in exchange for goaltender Martin Jones. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 B's Sign Matt Beleskey, Acquire Jimmy Hayes from Florida, Sign Ryan Spooner and Jeremy Smith. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Boston Bruins Announce Trade Deadline Transactions. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 1, 2016.
  23. St. Louis Blues Acquire Zack Phillips From Boston Bruins. nhl.com (March 4, 2016).
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Bruins Sign Jimmy Hayes, Brett Connolly, and Brandon DeFazio. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  25. Bruins sign defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  26. Bruins Sign Jonas Gustavsson to a One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 4, 2015.
  27. Canucks sign defenceman Matt Bartkowski. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  28. Penguins Sign Defenseman David Warsofsky. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  29. Rangers Agree to Terms with Free Agent Forward Matt Lindblad. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  30. Gregory Campbell signs two-year contract with Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  31. Capitals Sign Paul Carey. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  32. Rangers Agree to Terms With Forward Daniel Paille. nhl.com. Retrieved on January 21, 2016.
  33. Bruins Claim Forward Landon Ferraro Off Waivers From The Detroit Red Wings; Place Defenseman Kevan Miller On Injured Reserve
  34. Bruins sign Adam McQuaid to a four-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  35. Breen Expected to Provide Blueline Depth in 2015-16. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  36. B's Sign Defenseman Jakub Zboril To An Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 22, 2015.
  37. Bruins Sign Brandon Carlo to an Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 25, 2015.
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Bruins Sign DeBrusk, Lauzon and Senyshyn to Entry-Level Contracts. nhl.com. Retrieved on November 12, 2015.
  39. 39.0 39.1 B's Sign Defenseman Rob O'Gara To An Entry-Level Contract; Agree To Terms With Forward Sean Kuraly On An Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 30, 2016.
  40. Bruins Sign Matt Grzelcyk To An Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on April 4, 2016.
  41. Bruins Sign Forward Danton Heinen To Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on April 12, 2016.
  42. Bruins Sign Goaltender Daniel Vladar To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on April 27, 2016.
  43. 43.0 43.1 Bruins Sign Kevan Miller To A Four-Year Contract Extension; Sign Seth Griffith To A One-Year, Two-Way Contract Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on May 25, 2016.
  44. Bruins Sign Forward Peter Cehlarik To A Three-Year Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 16, 2016.
  45. 2015 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 3, 2015.
  46. Bruins deal Lucic to Kings (June 26, 2015). Retrieved on June 26, 2015.
  47. 47.0 47.1 Flames acquire Hamilton from Bruins for draft picks (June 26, 2015). Retrieved on June 26, 2015.
  48. Islanders trade for defensemen Boychuk, Leddy. National Hockey League (October 4, 2014). Retrieved on October 4, 2014.
  49. Bruins acquire forward Connolly from Lightning (March 2, 2015). Retrieved on March 2, 2015.
  50. Flames deal Glencross to Capitals (March 1, 2015). Retrieved on March 1, 2015.


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