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2016–17 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 3rd Atlantic
Conference 7th Eastern
2016–17 record 44–31–7
Home record 23–17–1
Road record 21–14–6
Goals for 234
Goals against 212
General Manager Don Sweeney
Coach Claude Julien (Oct 13-Feb 7)
Bruce Cassidy (Feb 7-Apr)
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
David Krejci
Arena TD Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Brad Marchand (39)
Assists Brad Marchand (46)
Points Brad Marchand (85)
Penalties in minutes Brad Marchand (81)
Wins Tuukka Rask (37)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.23)
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The 2016–17 Boston Bruins season was the 93rd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924. The Bruins finished 3rd in the Northeast Division and lost in the Conference Quarter-finals to the Ottawa Senators 4 games to 2.

Regular Season[]

Divisional Standings[]

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
4 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
5 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
6 Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
7 Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference Standings[]

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Game Log[]

Pre-season[]

Regular Season[]

2016–17 Game Log[2]

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

Playoffs[]

The Bruins clinched the playoffs for the first time since the 2013–14 season. They met the Ottawa Senators in the first round, where they were ultimately defeated in six games.

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player stats[]

Final Stats

Skaters[]

Regular season[3]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 80 39 46 85 18 81
Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak 75 34 36 70 11 34
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 82 23 31 54 −12 26
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 79 21 32 53 12 24
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 81 8 43 51 −10 37
Spooner, RyanRyan Spooner 78 11 28 39 −8 14
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 74 17 21 38 2 69
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 75 10 19 29 18 59
Moore, DominicDominic Moore 82 11 14 25 2 44
Vatrano, FrankFrank Vatrano 44 10 8 18 –3 14
Nash, RileyRiley Nash 81 7 10 17 −1 14
Carlo, BrandonBrandon Carlo 82 6 10 16 9 59
Schaller, TimTim Schaller 59 7 7 14 −6 23
Miller, ColinColin Miller 61 6 7 13 0 55
Czarnik, AustinAustin Czarnik 49 5 8 13 –10 12
Miller, KevanKevan Miller 58 3 10 13 1 50
McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid 77 2 8 10 4 71
Stafford, DrewDrew Stafford 18 4 4 8 8 12
Beleskey, MattMatt Beleskey 49 3 5 8 −10 47
Acciari, NoelNoel Acciari 29 2 3 5 3 16
Hayes, JimmyJimmy Hayes 58 2 3 5 −3 29
Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles 36 0 5 5 1 4
Blidh, AntonAnton Blidh 19 1 1 2 –2 7
Cehlarik, PeterPeter Cehlarik 11 0 2 2 0 0
Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly 8 0 1 1 −1 2
Morrow, JoeJoe Morrow 17 0 1 1 −4 8
Forsbacka Karlsson, JakobJakob Forsbacka Karlsson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Grzelcyk, MattMatt Grzelcyk 2 0 0 0 0 2
Heinen, DantonDanton Heinen 8 0 0 0 −3 2
O'Gara, RobRob O'Gara 3 0 0 0 1 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 6 2 2 4 2 2
Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak 6 2 2 4 1 6
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 6 1 3 4 1 6
McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy 6 0 3 3 –2 2
Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly 4 2 0 2 0 4
Stafford, DrewDrew Stafford 6 0 2 2 –2 2
Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles 6 0 2 2 1 0
Nash, RileyRiley Nash 6 0 2 2 0 2
Spooner, RyanRyan Spooner 4 0 2 2 –2 0
Acciari, NoelNoel Acciari 4 1 0 1 0 2
Schaller, TimTim Schaller 6 1 0 1 2 2
Vatrano, FrankFrank Vatrano 6 1 0 1 –1 4
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 6 0 1 1 –3 2
Cross, TommyTommy Cross 1 0 1 1 1 0
McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid 2 0 1 1 0 0
Miller, ColinColin Miller 4 0 1 1 1 2
Moore, DominicDominic Moore 6 0 1 1 0 4
Morrow, JoeJoe Morrow 5 0 1 1 1 2
Beleskey, MattMatt Beleskey 3 0 0 0 –2 4
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 3 0 0 0 –1 0
Miller, KevanKevan Miller 6 0 0 0 0 4

Goaltenders[]

Regular season[4]
Player GP GS MIN W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 65 64 3679:30 37 20 5 137 2.23 1,610 .915 8 0 2 0
Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin 16 14 884:47 7 6 1 39 2.64 405 .904 0 0 1 2
McIntyre, ZaneZane McIntyre 8 3 332:37 0 4 1 22 3.97 155 .858 0 0 0 0
Subban, MalcolmMalcolm Subban 1 1 30:36 0 1 0 3 5.88 16 .813 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS MIN W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 6 6 402:21 2 4 15 2.24 187 .920 0 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.

Awards and Records[]

Milestones[]

  • On November 22, 2016, the Bruins as a team reached the milestone of 20,000 goals all-time in NHL play, dating back to their 1924-25 debut season with Smokey Harris' goal for the Bruins, as the first NHL goal in team history on December 1, 1924. New forward David Backes' power play goal achieved the 20,000 goal milestone for the Bruins on November 22, in a 4—2 home rink loss to the St. Louis Blues, Backes' former team as the visitors to TD Garden - the 20,000th goal plateau has only been attained by one other NHL team, the Bruins' top rival, the Montreal Canadiens.

Transactions[]

The Bruins were involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season:

Trades[]

Date
Details
Ref
June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25) To Florida Panthers
7th-round pick in 2016
To Boston Bruins
7th-round pick in 2017
[5]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) To Winnipeg Jets
conditional 6th-round pick in 2018
To Boston Bruins
Drew Stafford
[6]

Free agents acquired[]

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) David Backes St. Louis Blues 5 years, $30 million [7]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Anton Khudobin Anaheim Ducks 2 years, $2.4 million [8]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Riley Nash Carolina Hurricanes 2 years, $1.8 million [8]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Tim Schaller Buffalo Sabres 1 year, $600,000 [8]
August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30) Dominic Moore New York Rangers 1 year, $900,000 [9]
August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30) Alex Grant Arizona Coyotes 1 year, $600,000 [9]

Free agents lost[]

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Jonas Gustavsson Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $800,000 [10]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Zach Trotman Los Angeles Kings 1 year, $650,000 [11]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Loui Eriksson Vancouver Canucks 6 years, $36 million [12]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Matt Irwin Nashville Predators 1 year, $575,000 [13]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Lee Stempniak Carolina Hurricanes 2 years, $5 million [14]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Brett Connolly Washington Capitals 1 year, $850,000 [15]
July 7, 2016 (2016-07-07) Chris Kelly Ottawa Senators 1-year, $900,000 [16]
July 9, 2016 (2016-07-09) Landon Ferraro St. Louis Blues 1 year, $700,000 [17]
September 28, 2016 (2016-09-28) Dennis Seidenberg New York Islanders 1 year, $1 million [18]

Claimed via waivers[]

Player Previous team Date

Lost via waivers[]

Player New team Date Ref
Seth Griffith Toronto Maple Leafs October 11, 2016 (2016-10-11) [19]

Player signings[]

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30) Torey Krug 4 years, $21 million [20]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Tommy Cross 1 year, $600,000 [8]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) John-Michael Liles 1 year, $2 million [8]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Tyler Randell 1 year, $600,000 [8]
July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14) Colin Miller 2 years, $2 million [21]
July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14) Joe Morrow 1 year, $800,000 [21]
August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30) Chris Casto 1 year, $650,000 [9]
August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30) Brian Ferlin 1 year, $725,000 [9]
September 26, 2016 (2016-09-26) Brad Marchand 8 years, $49 million contract extension [22]
December 11, 2016 (2016-12-11) Jesse Gabrielle 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract [23]
March 24, 2017 (2017-03-24) Ryan Fitzgerald 2 years, entry-level contract [24]
March 24, 2017 (2017-03-24) Emil Johansson 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract [24]
April 2, 2017 (2017-04-02) Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract [25]
April 10, 2017 (2017-04-10) Charlie McAvoy 3 years, $3.775 million entry-level contract [26]
April 13, 2017 (2017-04-13) Joona Koppanen 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract [27]
May 30, 2017 (2017-05-30) Anders Bjork 3 years, $3.2 million entry-level contract [28]
June 14, 2017 (2017-06-14) Tommy Cross 1 year, $650,000 contract extension [29]

Draft Picks[]

See also: List of Boston Bruins draft picks

Below are the Boston Bruins' selections at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 14 Charles McAvoy D Flag of the United States United States Boston University Terriers (Hockey East)
1 29[a] Trent Frederic C Flag of the United States United States U.S. NTDP (USHL)
2 49[b] Ryan Lindgren D Flag of the United States United States U.S. NTDP (USHL)
5 135 Joona Koppanen LW Flag of Finland Finland Ilves-jr. (FIN-Jr.)
5 136[c] Cameron Clarke D Flag of Canada Canada Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL)
6 165[d] Oskar Steen C Flag of Sweden Sweden Farjestad-jr. (Swe-Jr)
Notes
The San Jose Sharks' first-round pick went to the Boston Bruins as the result of a trade on June 30, 2015 that sent Martin Jones to San Jose in exchange for Sean Kuraly and this pick.[30]
The New York Islanders' second-round pick went to the Boston Bruins as the result of a trade on October 4, 2014 that sent Johnny Boychuk to New York in exchange for Philadelphia's second-round pick in 2015, a conditional third-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[32]
The Minnesota Wild's fifth-round pick went to the Boston Bruins as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent a fifth-round pick in 2015 to Minnesota in exchange for this pick.[35]
The Boston Bruins' sixth-round pick was re-acquired as the result of a trade on June 25, 2015 that sent Carl Soderberg to Colorado in exchange for this pick.[36]
Colorado previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Max Talbot and Paul Carey to Boston in exchange for Jordan Caron and this pick.[37]
  • The Boston Bruins' seventh-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on June 25, 2016 that sent a seventh-round pick in 2017 to Boston in exchange for this pick.[38]

References[]

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  6. Bruins Acquire Drew Stafford From Winnipeg. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 1, 2017.
  7. Bruins Sign Forward David Backes To Five-Year Contract Through The 2020-21 Season Worth $6 Million Annually. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Bruins Sign Six Players. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Bruins Sign Dominic Moore, Chris Casto, Brian Ferlin And Alex Grant To One-Year Contracts. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 31, 2016.
  10. Oilers sign goaltender Jonas Gustavsson. Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  11. Free Agency Continues, Kings Sign D-Man Zach Trotman. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  12. Canucks sign Loui Eriksson to six-year deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  13. Predators Add Irwin Via a One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  14. Lee Stempniak Agrees to Terms with Hurricanes. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  15. Capitals Sign Brett Connolly. NHL.com (July 1, 2016). Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  16. Ottawa Senators (July 7, 2016). News Release: Senators sign forward Chris Kelly to a one-year contract. Press release. Retrieved on July 11, 2016.
  17. Blues Agree to Deal with Ferraro. NHL.com (July 9, 2016).
  18. Seidenberg Agrees To One-Year Deal. "NHL.com" (September 28, 2016). Retrieved on September 28, 2016.
  19. Horby, Lance (October 11, 2016). Leafs claim Seth Griffith off waivers, have cuts still to make. Toronto Sun. Retrieved on October 11, 2016.
  20. Bruins Sign Defenseman Torey Krug To Four-Year Contract Worth $5.25 Million Annually. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Bruins Sign Colin Miller To Two-Year Contract Worth $1 Million Annually; Sign Joe Morrow To One-Year Contract Worth $800,000. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 18, 2016.
  22. Marchand signs eight-year, $49 million extension with Bruins. TSN. Retrieved on September 26, 2016.
  23. Bruins Sign Jesse Gabrielle To Entry-Level Contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  24. 24.0 24.1 B's Ink Fitzgerald, Johansson To Entry-Level Deals. NHL.com. Retrieved on March 27, 2017.
  25. B's Sign Forsbacka Karlsson To Entry-Level Contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  26. B's Ink Charlie McAvoy To 3-Year Entry-Level Contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  27. Bruins Sign Joona Koppanen To Entry-Level Contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  28. Bruins Sign Forward Anders Bjork To 3-Year Entry-Level Contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on May 30, 2017.
  29. Bruins Sign Defenseman Tommy Cross To 1-Year, 2-Way Contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 14, 2017.
  30. Sharks acquire goaltender Jones from Bruins (June 30, 2015). Retrieved on June 30, 2015.
  31. Bruins acquire forward Connolly from Lightning (March 2, 2015). Retrieved on March 2, 2015.
  32. Islanders trade for defensemen Boychuk, Leddy. National Hockey League (October 4, 2014). Retrieved on October 4, 2014.
  33. Canes Acquire Picks, Prospect for Liles (February 29, 2016). Retrieved on February 29, 2016.
  34. Devils acquire second- and fourth-round picks from Boston (February 29, 2016). Retrieved on February 29, 2016.
  35. Trades completed during 2015 NHL Draft weekend (June 27, 2015). Retrieved on June 27, 2015.
  36. Bruins Acquire A 2016 Sixth Round Pick From The Colorado Avalanche In Exchange For The Rights To Carl Soderberg (June 25, 2015). Retrieved on June 25, 2015.
  37. Bruins acquire Talbot from Avalanche for Caron (March 2, 2015). Retrieved on March 2, 2015.
  38. Boston Bruins NHL Draft 2016 Tracker: Every Pick, Rumor From Day 2 (June 25, 2016). Retrieved on June 25, 2016.
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