Best Boston Bruins Ever by Jersey Number

It must be the dog days of summer when it comes to the National Hockey League. Why else would I be doing this? It’s not like this list is something new, it’s been done by many others. I’ve seen all but eight of these players play so, I thought I would put my own list together.

Criteria are easy. All they had to do was slip on the Spoked B and dress for a game.

You probably won’t agree with the entire list, but these debates are always fun. Here is my list:

1 – Cecil “Tiny” Thompson – Hockey Hall of Fame

2 – Eddie Shore – Hockey Hall of Fame – Number retired

3 – Lionel Hitchman – Number retired

4 – Bobby Orr – Hockey Hall of Fame – Number retired

5 – Dit Clapper – Hockey Hall of Fame – Number retired

6 – Joe Thornton – Sure bet to get into the Hockey Hall of Fame

7 – Phil Esposito – Hockey Hall of Fame – Number retired

8 – Cam Neely – Hockey Hall of Fame – Number retired – Currently Team President

9 – John Bucyk – Hockey Hall of Fame – Number retired

10 – Bill Cowley – Hockey Hall of Fame

11 – P J Axelsson – Currently the Team’s head of European Scouting – Appears on this list twice

12 – Adam Oates – Hockey Hall of Fame

13 – Bill Guerin

14 – Woody Dumart – Hockey Hall of Fame

15 – Milt Schmidt – Hockey Hall of Fame – Number retired

16 – Rick Middleton – Number retired

17 – Bobby Bauer – Hockey Hall of Fame

18 – Ed Westfall

19 – Joe Thornton – Sure bet to get into the Hockey Hall of Fame

20 – Leo Boivin – Hockey Hall of Fame

21 – Don Marcotte

22 – Brad Park – Hockey Hall of Fame

23 – Steve Heinze

24 – Terry O’Reilly – Number retired

25 – Gary Doak

26 – Glen Wesley

27 – Glen Murray

28 – Mark Recchi – Hockey Hall of Fame

29 – Brad McCrimmon

30 – Gerry Cheevers – Hockey Hall of Fame

31 – Jacques Plante – Hockey Hall of Fame

32 – Don Sweeney – Currently the Team General Manager

33 – Zdeno Chara – Sure bet to get into the Hockey Hall of Fame and have his number retired

34 – Byron Dafoe

35 – Andy Moog

36 – Dave Reid

37 – Patrice Bergeron – Currently Team Captain. – Sure bet to get into the Hockey Hall of Fame and have his number retired

38 – Vladimir Ruzicka

39 – Greg Johnston

40 – Tuukka Rask

41 – Jason Allison

42 – Bob Sweeney

43 – Al Iafrate

44 – Dennis Seidenberg

45 – Mark Stuart

46 – David Krejci

47 – Torey Krug

48 – Matt Hunwick

49 – Joe Juneau

50 – Jonas Gustavsson

51 – Ryan Spooner

52 – Sean Kuraly

53 – Jeremy Reich

54 – Adam McQuaid

55 – Johnny Boychuk

56 – Doug Doull

57 – P J Axelsson – Currently the Team’s head of European Scouting

58 – Kevin Dallman

59 – Tim Schaller

60 – Vladimir Sobotka

61 – Byron Bitz

62 – Milan Lucic

63 – Brad Marchand

64 – Jarno Kultanen

65 – Brett Harkins – Currently the head of the Team’s NCAA Scouting

67 – Benoit Pouliot

68 – Jaromir Jagr

69 – Never worn

70 – Tim Thomas

71 – Jiri Slegr

72 – Frank Vatrano

73 – Charlie McAvoy

74 – Paul Coffey – Hockey Hall of Fame

75 – Hal Gill

76 – Dennis Bonvie – Currently the Team’s Director of Pro Scouting

77 – Ray Bourque – Hockey Hall of Fame – Number retired

78 – Never worn

79 – David Warsofsky

80 – Dan Vladar

81 – Phil Kessel

82 – Trent Frederic

83 – Patrick Leahy

84 – Jarred Tinordi

85 – Kyle Keyser

86 – Kevan Miller

87 – Never worn

88 – David Pastrnak

89 – Zdenek Blatny

90 – Marcus Johansson

91 – Marc Savard

92 – Michael Nylander

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Published by Dominic Tiano

Following the Ontario Hockey League players eligible for the NHL Draft. I provide season-long stats, updates and player profiles as well as draft rankings.

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