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2017–18 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 2nd Eastern
2017–18 record 50–20–12
Home record 28–8–5
Road record 22–12–7
Goals for 270
Goals against 214
General Manager Don Sweeney
Coach Bruce Cassidy
Captain Zdeno Chara
Alternate captains Patrice Bergeron
David Krejci
Arena TD Garden
Team Leaders
Goals David Pastrnak (35)
Assists Brad Marchand (51)
Points Brad Marchand (85)
Penalties in minutes Kevan Miller (70)
Wins Tuukka Rask (34)
Goals against average Tuukka Rask (2.36)
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The 2017–18 Boston Bruins season was the 94th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924. The Bruins finished 2nd in the Northeast Division and lost in the Conference Semi-finals to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4 games to 1.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Divisional Standings[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 54 23 5 48 296 236 +60 113
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 50 20 12 47 270 214 +56 112
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 49 26 7 42 277 232 +45 105
4 Florida Panthers 82 44 30 8 41 248 246 +2 96
5 Detroit Red Wings 82 30 39 13 25 217 255 −38 73
6 Montreal Canadiens 82 29 40 13 27 209 264 −55 71
7 Ottawa Senators 82 28 43 11 26 221 291 −70 67
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 25 45 12 24 199 280 −81 62
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.

Conference Standings[edit | edit source]

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 49 26 7 46 259 239 +20 105
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 29 6 45 272 250 +22 100
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 26 14 40 251 243 +8 98
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 54 23 5 48 296 236 +60 113
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 50 20 12 47 270 214 +56 112
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 49 26 7 42 277 232 +45 105
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 45 30 7 39 242 230 +12 97
2 ME x – New Jersey Devils 82 44 29 9 39 248 244 +4 97
3 AT Florida Panthers 82 44 30 8 41 248 246 +2 96
4 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 33 228 256 −28 83
5 ME New York Islanders 82 35 37 10 32 264 296 −32 80
6 ME New York Rangers 82 34 39 9 31 231 268 −37 77
7 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 30 39 13 25 217 255 −38 73
8 AT Montreal Canadiens 82 29 40 13 27 209 264 −55 71
9 AT Ottawa Senators 82 28 43 11 26 221 291 −70 67
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 25 45 12 24 199 280 −81 62
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Preseason[edit | edit source]

The Bruins announced their preseason schedule on June 1, 2017.[1]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The Bruins' regular season schedule was made public on June 22, 2017.[2][3]

2017–18 game log

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3[edit | edit source]

Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Boston Bruins 1[edit | edit source]

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

[4]

Skaters
Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 68 34 51 85 25 63
Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak 82 35 45 80 10 37
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 64 30 33 63 21 26
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 76 14 45 59 0 36
Heinen, DantonDanton Heinen 77 16 31 47 10 16
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 64 17 27 44 10 18
DeBrusk, JakeJake DeBrusk 70 16 27 43 13 19
Nash, RileyRiley Nash 76 15 26 41 16 18
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 57 14 19 33 2 53
McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy 63 7 25 32 20 53
Spooner, RyanRyan Spooner 39 9 16 25 10 2
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 73 7 17 24 22 60
Schaller, TimTim Schaller 82 12 10 22 −5 42
Miller, KevanKevan Miller 68 1 15 16 16 70
Grzelcyk, MattMatt Grzelcyk 61 3 12 15 21 22
Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly 75 6 8 14 −5 40
Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork 30 4 8 12 2 6
Acciari, NoelNoel Acciari 60 10 1 11 –6 9
Donato, RyanRyan Donato 12 5 4 9 2 2
Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta 20 2 5 7 –1 2
Nash, RickRick Nash 11 3 3 6 –4 4
Carlo, BrandonBrandon Carlo 76 0 6 6 10 45
Wingels, TommyTommy Wingels 18 2 3 5 –1 2
Holden, NickNick Holden 18 1 4 5 –2 0
McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid 38 1 3 4 −1 62
Czarnik, AustinAustin Czarnik 10 0 4 4 −1 0
Szwarz, JordanJordan Szwarz 12 0 3 3 −4 2
Vatrano, FrankFrank Vatrano 25 2 0 2 −3 22
Cehlarik, PeterPeter Cehlarik 6 1 1 2 2 2
Agostino, KennyKenny Agostino 5 0 1 1 −1 4
Postma, PaulPaul Postma 14 0 1 1 −2 2
Blidh, AntonAnton Blidh 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cave, ColbyColby Cave 3 0 0 0 0 2
O'Gara, RobRob O'Gara 8 0 0 0 −5 0
Beleskey, MattMatt Beleskey 14 0 0 0 −8 17
Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak 12 6 14 20 2 8
Marchand, BradBrad Marchand 12 4 13 17 4 16
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron 11 6 10 16 6 2
Krug, ToreyTorey Krug 11 3 9 12 –5 8
Krejci, DavidDavid Krejci 12 3 7 10 –4 6
DeBrusk, JakeJake DeBrusk 12 6 2 8 –1 8
Nash, RickRick Nash 12 3 2 5 –7 10
McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy 12 1 4 5 2 6
Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly 12 2 2 4 5 2
Miller, KevanKevan Miller 12 1 3 4 2 4
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 12 2 1 3 –6 19
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 12 1 2 3 7 4
Acciari, NoelNoel Acciari 12 1 1 2 0 2
McQuaid, AdamAdam McQuaid 12 1 1 2 0 0
Schaller, TimTim Schaller 11 0 2 2 3 2
Heinen, DantonDanton Heinen 9 1 0 1 –1 2
Holden, NickNick Holden 2 0 1 1 1 0
Nash, RileyRiley Nash 9 0 1 1 –3 4
Grzelcyk, MattMatt Grzelcyk 11 0 1 1 –2 4
Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta 1 0 0 0 –1 0
Donato, RyanRyan Donato 3 0 0 0 –3 0
Wingels, TommyTommy Wingels 4 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 54 53 3,173:05 34 14 5 125 2.36 1,513 .917 3 0 2 4
Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin 31 29 1,780:43 16 6 7 76 2.56 876 .913 1 0 2 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS MIN W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask 12 12 686:50 5 7 33 2.88 339 .903 0 0 0 0
Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin 1 0 26:37 0 0 0 0.00 8 1.000 0 0 0 0


Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
DeBrusk, JakeJake DeBrusk 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
October 5, 2017
McAvoy, CharlieCharlie McAvoy 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
Heinen, DantonDanton Heinen 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 10, 2017
Anders Bjork 1st career NHL goal October 14, 2017
Danton Heinen 1st career NHL goal October 26, 2017
Grzelcyk, MattMatt Grzelcyk 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
November 22, 2017
Matt Grzelcyk 1st career NHL goal November 24, 2017
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara 1,400th career NHL game February 3, 2018
Ryan Spooner 100th career NHL assist February 11, 2018
Donato, RyanRyan Donato 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
March 19, 2018

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Bruins were involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date Details Ref
February 20, 2018 (2018-02-20) To New York Rangers
Rob O'Gara
3rd-round pick in 2018
To Boston Bruins
Nick Holden
[5]
February 22, 2018 (2018-02-22) To Florida Panthers
Frank Vatrano
To Boston Bruins
3rd-round pick in 2018
[6]
February 25, 2018 (2018-02-25) To New York Rangers
Matt Beleskey[Note 1]


Ryan Lindgren
Ryan Spooner
1st-round pick in 2018
7th-round pick in 2019

To Boston Bruins
Rick Nash[Note 2]
[7]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To Chicago Blackhawks
Conditional 5th-round pick in 2019
To Boston Bruins
Tommy Wingels
[8]

Notes:

  1. Note 1  Boston to retain 50% of salary as part of trade.
  2. Note 2  New York to retain 50% of salary as part of trade.

Free Agents Acquired[edit | edit source]

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Kenny Agostino St. Louis Blues 1-year, $875,000 [9]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Paul Postma Winnipeg Jets 1-year, $725,000 [9]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Jordan Szwarz Providence Bruins 1-year, $650,000 [9]
October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03) Kyle Keyser Oshawa Generals 3-year, $2.15 million entry-level [10]
February 25, 2018 (2018-02-25) Brian Gionta Rochester Americans 1-year, $700,000 [11]
February 25, 2018 (2018-02-25) Chris Breen Providence Bruins 1-year, $650,000 [12]
April 10, 2018 (2018-04-10) Karson Kuhlman Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs 2-year, $1.525 million entry-level contract [13]
May 3, 2018 (2018-05-03) Connor Clifton Providence Bruins 2-year, $1.47 million entry-level contract [14]
June 14, 2018 (2018-06-14) Martin Bakos Mora IK 1-year, $700,000 [15]

Free Agents Lost[edit | edit source]

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Chris Casto Vegas Golden Knights 1-year, $650,000 [16]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Brian Ferlin Edmonton Oilers 1-year [17]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Alex Grant Minnesota Wild 1-year, $700,000 [18]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Dominic Moore Toronto Maple Leafs 1-year, $1 million [19]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Joe Morrow Montreal Canadiens 1-year, $650,000 [20]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Zac Rinaldo Arizona Coyotes 1-year, $700,000 [21]
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25) Drew Stafford New Jersey Devils 1-year, $800,000 [22]
October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01) Jimmy Hayes New Jersey Devils 1-year, $700,000 [23]
June 1, 2018 (2018-06-01) Justin Hickman Lillehammer Unknown [24]

Lost via Waivers[edit | edit source]

Player New team Date Ref
Malcolm Subban Vegas Golden Knights October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03) [25]

Player Signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28) Noel Acciari 2-year, $725,000 [26]
July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05) Tim Schaller 1-year, $775,000 [27]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Malcolm Subban 2-year, $1.3 million [28]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Zane McIntyre 2-year, $1.3 million [28]
July 17, 2017 (2017-07-17) Austin Czarnik 1-year, $675,000 [29]
July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26) Ryan Spooner 1-year, $2.825 million [30]
September 14, 2017 (2017-09-14) David Pastrnak 6-year, $40 million [31]
September 26, 2017 (2017-09-26) Jack Studnicka 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [32]
March 10, 2018 (2018-03-10) Cameron Hughes 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [33]
March 13, 2018 (2018-03-13) Trent Frederic 3-year, $3.4125 million entry-level contract [34]
March 18, 2018 (2018-03-18) Ryan Donato 2-year, $2.7 million entry-level contract [35]
March 21, 2018 (2018-03-21) Wiley Sherman 2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract [36]
March 28, 2018 (2018-03-28) Zdeno Chara 1-year, $6.75 million contract extension [37]
March 30, 2018 (2018-03-30) Jordan Szwarz 1-year, $650,000 contract extension [38]
June 13, 2018 (2018-06-13) Urho Vaakanainen 3-year, $4 million entry-level contract [39]
June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15) Matt Grzelcyk 2-year, $2.8 million contract extension [40]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of Boston Bruins draft picks

Below are the Boston Bruins' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 18 Urho Vaakanainen D Flag of Finland Finland JYP (Liiga)
2 531 Jack Studnicka C Flag of Canada Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
4 111 Jeremy Swayman G Flag of the United States United States Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
6 173 Cedric Pare C Flag of Canada Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
7 1952 Victor Berglund D Flag of Sweden Sweden Modo Hockey (J20 SuperElit)
7 204 Daniel Bukac D Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Notes:[41]

  1. The Edmonton Oilers' second-round pick went to the Boston Bruins as compensation for Edmonton hiring Peter Chiarelli as their president and general manager on April 25, 2015.[42]
  2. The Florida Panthers' seventh-round pick went to the Boston Bruins as the result of a trade on June 25, 2016 that sent a seventh-round pick in 2016 to Florida in exchange for this pick.[43]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bruins Announce 2017 Offseason Critical Dates & Preseason Schedule (June 1, 2017). Retrieved on June 28, 2017.
  2. NHL Announces Bruins 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 28, 2017.
  3. 10 Bruins Games to Circle on Your Calendars in 2017-18 (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 28, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Boston Bruins Stats - 2017-2018. Retrieved on February 1, 2018.
  5. Bruins Acquire Nick Holden In Trade With Rangers (February 20, 2018). Retrieved on February 20, 2018.
  6. Bruins Trade Frank Vatrano To Panthers For 2018 3rd-Round Pick (February 22, 2018). Retrieved on February 22, 2018.
  7. Bruins Acquire Rick Nash From Rangers (February 25, 2018). Retrieved on February 25, 2018.
  8. Bruins Acquire Tommy Wingels From Blackhawks (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Bruins Bolster Depth with Three Signings on First Day of Free Agency. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  10. Bruins Sign Kyle Keyser To Entry-Level Contract. Retrieved on October 3, 2017.
  11. Bruins Sign Brian Gionta To One-Year Contract. Retrieved on February 25, 2018.
  12. Bruins Sign Chris Breen To One-Year, Two-Way Contract. Retrieved on February 25, 2018.
  13. Bruins Sign Karson Kuhlman To 2-Year NHL Contract (April 10, 2018). Retrieved on April 15, 2018.
  14. Bruins Sign Connor Clifton To 2-Year NHL Contract (May 3, 2018). Retrieved on May 5, 2018.
  15. Bruins Sign Martin Bakos To 1-Year, 2-Way Contract (June 14, 2018). Retrieved on June 15, 2018.
  16. Golden Knights Sign Six Free Agents; Trade Emelin To Nashville. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  17. PRESS RELEASE: Oilers sign seven. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  18. Wild, Defenseman Grant Agree to Terms. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  19. Maple Leafs Sign Free Agent Centre Dominic Moore. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  20. Canadiens agree to terms with defenseman Joe Morrow. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  21. Coyotes Sign Campbell, Hanley, Rinaldo and Sislo. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  22. Devils sign RW Drew Stafford to a one-year contract. Retrieved on August 26, 2017.
  23. Devils sign right wing Jimmy Hayes to a one-year, one-way contract. Retrieved on October 2, 2017.
  24. Årets publikumsspiller har signert – Justin Hickman er klar for L.I.K.!. lillehammerhockey.no. Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  25. Golden Knights Announce Several Roster Transactions (October 3, 2017). Retrieved on October 3, 2017.
  26. Bruins Sign Noel Acciari To 2-Year Contract (June 28, 2017). Retrieved on June 28, 2017.
  27. Bruins Sign Tim Schaller To A One-Year Contract (July 5, 2017). Retrieved on July 5, 2017.
  28. 28.0 28.1 Bruins Sign McIntyre and Subban to Two- Year, Two- Way Contracts (July 14, 2017). Retrieved on July 14, 2017.
  29. Bruins Sign Forward Austin Czarnik to a One-Year, Two-Way Contract (July 18, 2017). Retrieved on July 21, 2017.
  30. Bruins Sign Ryan Spooner to a One-Year Contract (July 26, 2017). Retrieved on July 26, 2017.
  31. Bruins Sign David Pastrnak to 6-Year Contract Worth $40 Million (September 14, 2017). Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  32. Bruins Sign Jack Studnicka To Entry-Level Contract (September 26, 2017). Retrieved on September 26, 2017.
  33. Bruins Sign Cameron Hughes To Entry-Level Contract (March 10, 2018). Retrieved on March 11, 2018.
  34. Bruins Sign Trent Frederic To Entry-Level Contract (March 13, 2018). Retrieved on March 14, 2018.
  35. Bruins Sign Ryan Donato To Entry-Level Contract (March 18, 2018). Retrieved on March 18, 2018.
  36. Bruins Sign Wiley Sherman To Entry-Level Contract (March 21, 2018). Retrieved on March 21, 2018.
  37. Bruins Sign Zdeno Chara To One-Year Contract Extension (March 28, 2018). Retrieved on March 30, 2018.
  38. Bruins Sign Jordan Szwarz To One-Year Contract Extension (March 30, 2018). Retrieved on March 30, 2018.
  39. Bruins Sign Urho Vaakanainen To 3-Year Entry-Level Contract (June 13, 2018). Retrieved on June 14, 2018.
  40. Bruins Sign Matt Grzelcyk To Two-Year Contract (June 15, 2018). Retrieved on June 17, 2018.
  41. 2017 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 1, 2017.
  42. Lewis, Scott (May 30, 2015). Changes to compensation for coaches coming. Retrieved on June 19, 2015.
  43. Boston Bruins NHL Draft 2016 Tracker: Every Pick, Rumor From Day 2 (June 25, 2016). Retrieved on June 25, 2016.
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