The Bruins are formally Brad Marchand’s group.
Boston announced on X, previously often known as Twitter, that Marchand would be the subsequent captain forward of the centennial season, succeeding Patrice Bergeron who introduced his retirement after 20 NHL seasons.
Marchand has lengthy been a frontrunner on and off the ice for the Bruins, particularly over the past couple of seasons. After rising into the league in 2009-10, he earned himself a little bit of status for his play that earned him suspensions and fines all through the course of his profession.
Marchand has cleaned up his play, although, and has grow to be a constant offensive drive for Boston in its lineup, scoring not less than 20 targets in all however two seasons, and hitting the 30-goal mark 5 occasions.
The 35-year-old is the longest-tenured member of the Bruins and has realized from leaders like Bergeron, David Krejci and Zdeno Chara alongside the way in which. And with Bergeron and Krejci each retiring this summer time, a void in management was left behind on and off the ice.
Earlier this month Marchand mentioned main the group effectively was extra vital than being named the captain. And now he’ll get to do each for Boston as he enters his fifteenth NHL season.
Marchand is the twenty first captain in group historical past.
Story by Lauren Campbell, masslive.com
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