Gilles Gilbert (021) The Quebec native played the finest seven seasons of his career in Boston, where he won 155 games while playing behind some powerhouse Bruins teams. However, he did not have the finest individual season while wearing the No. 1, as that honor went to Pete Peeters in his Vezina Trophy-winning season in Boston. Gilbert finished with 21 wins and 4 losses, a 2.33 goals against average, and.919 save percentage.
In fact, no one else on the current Bruins roster has even come close to matching Gilberts' achievements during their time in Boston. The last player to wear the No. 1 for the Bruins was Tuukka Rask, who took over for an injured Gilbert.
Rask went on to win two Stanley Cups in four years with Boston, before being traded to the Vancouver Canucks at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline. He has since become one of the best goaltenders in the NHL.
Here is how each of the current Bruins players has done when given the chance to don the famous sweater:
Johnny Bucyk - Never Played Under Number One
Phil Esposito - 6 Seasons, 3 Finals Appearances, 1 Cup Championship
Bill Cowley - 1 Season, Did Not Win Any Awards
Buddy O'Donnell - 1 Season, Did Not Win Any Awards
Gilbert, Gilles Last but not least is Gilles Gilbert, the acrobatic French-Canadian goaltender with a distinct style. From 1974 through 1980, he was a member of the Boston Red Sox, appearing in 277 games and winning 155 of them. During that time, he wore the number 1 jersey previously worn by Eddie Leach and Don Edwards.
In fact, if it weren't for those three great goalies, there would have been no need for Gilles Gilbert to don the number 1 sweater. The Red Sox used five different goalies during that period: Gil, Eddie, Don, Tom, and Jerry.
As you can see, number 1 has been a popular jersey number among Boston Bruins goalies. In fact, apart from Eddie Leach and Don Edwards, every Boston Bruins goalie who has worn this number has also at some point played for the team.
That season, six Bruins wore No. 27, including Nick Beverley, Ron Buchanan, J.P. Parise, Derek Sanderson, and Barry Wilkins. Before Orr, the previous player to wear No. 4 was Albert Langlois, who wore the renowned number for 65 games during the 1965-66 season. From 1951 through 1962, Bob Armstrong wore it the longest.
David Pastrnak, the outstanding forward, is wearing the number 88 sweater. Pastrnak, 24, is the only player in franchise history to have worn that number. Even though Pastrnak is still young, there is no denying that the Czech sensation is one of the league's finest scorers.
The night he traded No. 7 for No. 77 in honor of Phil Esposito is remembered as one of the most famous moments in Bruins history. In a team that has produced some of the best defensemen in NHL history, Bourque is second only to the greatest player of all time.
The Bruins won Game 6 to draw the series, and then won their third Game 7 of the postseason to capture their first Stanley Cup in 39 years. Following Game 7, Bruins goalkeeper Tim Thomas was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy winner for the postseason's most valuable player.
Thomas was part of a strong defensive group that helped the Bruins limit the damage done by star forward Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. In six games during the playoffs, Thomas made save after save and didn't give up a single goal.
In the final game of the series, Thomas made 29 saves as the Bruins defeated the Penguins 4-1 to win their first championship in 39 years.
After the season, it was announced that Thomas had signed a contract with the Chicago Black Hawks. However, he changed his mind and returned to the Bruins before the start of the 2013-14 season.
During the regular season, Thomas went 40-4-3 in the net for Boston, winning the Vezina Trophy as the best goalie in the league. He also ranked second in MVP voting.
Thomas has since become a fan favorite in Boston for his aggressive play and unorthodox style of goaltending which includes playing one-on-one against opponents after goals are scored.
A Hall of Famer, a two-time Cup-winner, a Hart Trophy winner and multiple All-Star who served as a great player, a head coach, a general manager and a great ambassador during his long, distinguished lifetime. The player who personified the phrase "Bruins legend" rightfully has his No. 15 now sitting up in the rafters.
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So, without further ado, here are the eight greatest players in Boston Bruins history.
John Davidson (1977–78) is the top NHL player for each jersey number. Martin Biron and Neil Sheehy both wore zeros. Terry Sawchuk (1950–1964) has the most seasons as a goalie with 10. Bill Durnan and Eddie Powers have the most wins with 52 and 51, respectively.
Number 0 was first issued to John Davidson in the 1977-78 season. The only other player to wear it this decade was Marty Biron, who wore it in three games in the 1978-79 season while Neil Sheehy recovered from an injury. Sheehy had the option to purchase or lease out jersey numbers for use by another player, but he never did so. After wearing zero in the league, players can choose any unassigned number they like for their next game.
Number 0 has been worn only three times by American players in the NHL. The last time was in the 1979-80 season when it was worn by Neil Sheehy of the Montreal Canadiens. He was replaced in game one by Don Marshall who was sent down from the team after failing to make the cut at training camp.
Sheehy suffered through some poor health during the season but managed to record two wins in zero dress code.
Weiland coached the team to a 58-20-18 regular season record and a 10-7 playoff record. He played for Ross and scored 11 goals and 7 assists in 1929, before adding two postseason goals. He was also a member of the "Dynamite Line" alongside Dit Clapper and Dutch Gainor in 1928, one of the NHL's first named lines.
Early life (1924–1942) On December 1, 1924, the new Bruins played their first NHL game in Boston Arena against their expansion cousins, the Maroons, with Canadian skater Smokey Harris scoring the first-ever Bruins goal, leading the Bruins to a 2-1 victory. This would be one of the season's few high points,...
Charles Adams purchased the Western Canada Hockey League, introducing fresh talent to the Bruins, including the legendary Eddie Shore, an Edmonton farm boy who became a pillar of the organization for many years. He was the first defenseman to steal the puck from behind his own goal and sprint up the ice to score.