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Boston Bruins Assistant Captains [New Captain 2023]

By Swikriti Kandel / 13 September 2023 09:59 AM

Brad Marchand was drafted by the Bruins in 2006
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Boston Bruins assistant captains for the 2023-24 season are Brad Marchand and David Krejci. Marchand was given the position in 2022.

Bruins were led by Zdeno Chara from 2006 to 2020. Following that, Patrice Bergeron was hired by the team to serve as their team leader. He held the captaincy till his retirement.

Currently, Boston does not have a captain. The NHL franchise can choose a deserving candidate from their roster and give him the responsibility of leadership.

Likewise, the Bruins can go captainless for the upcoming season. The team's integrity is remarkable and they can go multiple seasons without a team leader.

Boston Bruins New Captain

Boston Bruins new captain will be the 21st captain in the team's history. The team executive will soon name the new leader of the team.

Patrice Bergeron led the team in the two National Hockey League seasons. He gained victory over the Mark Messier Leadership Award in the 2020-21 season.

That particular season of the NHL was shortened because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite that, Bergeron ranked fourth on the Bruin's all-time scoring list.

He was hired for Boston's captaincy on 7 January 2021. He recorded his 400th career goal after scoring a hat trick on 28 April 2022.

Bergeron became one of the four players to have scored 400 goals with Boston. Over the years, he has been nominated for the Selke Trophy multiple times and has clinched it five times.

The ice hockey center scored 1,000 points as a leader of the team on 21 November 2022. After spending 19 seasons with the Bruins, Bergeron announced his retirement on 25 July 2023.

The potential captains of the Bruins for the upcoming season are as follows:

Brad Marchand14
David Krejci16
David Pastrnak9
Charlie McAvoy6
Milan Lucic8

Brad Marchand

Bruins alternate captains Brad Marchand was drafted by the team in 2006. He entered the play as a part of the summer training camp in 2008.

After playing two seasons with the team's AHL affiliate, Marchand was called for a professional game. He made a debut on 21 October 2009 in a match against Nashville Predators.

Brad stands tall at a height of 5 feet 9 inches
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The 35-year-old athlete secured his first NHL goal two weeks after his first match with the franchise. For his strong offensive performance, he was re-signed by the team on a two-year contract.

Marchand scored his first hat trick in the 2011-12 season. The following season, he was handed Elizabeth C. Dufrense Trophy and John P. Bucyk Award.

In 2012, Brad was contracted for four more years. He competed in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs and recorded his first overtime goal in game 1 of the semifinals.

Though the left winger struggled over the years, he recorded his career-high 37 goals in the 2015-16 season. He also received the Seventh Player Award from the New England Sports Network.

When Marchand's contract expired, he signed an 8-year extension deal with the Bruins. He received a breakthrough in the 2016-17 season. 

Brad along with his linemates Patrice and David Pastrnak were referred to as the perfection line. By now, he has recorded 372 goals and 862 points in 947 games.

David Krejci

David Krejci is a center player for the Bruins. Krejci was in the team's playoff roster that won the 2011 Stanley Cup championship.

The forward started playing professionally with Boston's minor league affiliate. He debuted in the NHL on 30 January 2007 against the Sabres. 

Krejci scored his first hat trick with the Bruins on 18 December 2008. He was awarded the 2009 Seventh Player award for exceeding all expectations.

The same year, David signed a multi-year extension deal with the franchise. After being off the arena due to illness and injuries, he made a comeback in the 2010-11 season.

Krejci's contract with the team will expire before the 2023-24 season
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The 37-year-old center contributed to the team's win in the 2011 playoffs securing 12 goals and 23 points. On 1 October 2013, he was named the alternate captain of the team.

Krejci was bounded by Boston in a 6-year contract. He played over 900 games with the team before deciding to return to the Czech Republic in 2021.

David spent a year at HC Olomouc of the Czech Extraliga (ELH) before returning back to Bruins. He competed in his 1,000th game with the club on 16 January 2023 against the Flyers.

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak is a right winger who started his professional career with the Bruins. He was picked 25th overall in the 2014 NHL draft.

The winger attended the training camp before he was assigned to Providence Bruins. On 24 November 2014, he played his first NHL match.

David became the youngest Bruins player to secure a penalty shot goal in 2016. He received a major breakout in the following season with a total of 70 points.

The Czech player signed a six-year contract with the franchise in 2017. He scored the first hat trick of his career on 13 March 2018 against the Hurricanes.

David posed with the hockey stick on 26 September 2018
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Following that, Pastrnak was named to the NHL All-Star game. He won the accuracy shooting challenge of the NHL All-Stars Skills Competition in 2019.

The 27-year-old David is one of the Bruins players to have secured four goals in a game. Moreover, he is the first player on the team to win the Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy.

Boston signed Pastrnak in an 8-year deal worth $90 million on 2 March 2023. He finished the 2022-23 season with a career-high 61 goals and 113 points.

David was the highlight player of the Bruins in the former season. Besides, he was named the finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award and Hart Memorial Trophy.

Charlie McAvoy

Defenseman Charlie McAvoy was selected by the Bruins as the 14th overall in the 2016 Entry Draft.

He was one of the top four defensemen available in the draft. He gave up his collegiate hockey career in 2017 to sign an amateur try-out contract with Providence Bruins.

A month later, McAvoy was handed an entry-level contract by the NHL franchise. He debuted in a postseason match against Ottawa Senators on 12 April 2017.

Charlie's regular season debut was on 5 October of the same year. He scored a Gordie Howe hat trick over the Jackets on 18 December.

McAvoy became the youngest defenseman of the Bruins to score a winning overtime goal in 2018. He was honored with the 7th Player Award at the end of the season.

Charlie dons the 73 numbered Jersey In The NHL Matchups
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The defensive player faced a concussion in the following season and remained on the injured reserve for some time. He signed a 3-year deal worth $14.7 million with the franchise in 2019.

Charlie represented the club in 67 games during the 2019-20 season. He recorded an all-time high of 10 goals and 56 assists in the 2021-22 season.

McAvoy's contract was extended to 8 more years in 2021.  He has a record of 7 goals, 45 assists, and 52 points in the 2022-23 season. 

List of Boston Bruins Captains

Boston Bruins captains history includes Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Joe Thornton, Ray Bourque, Rick Middleton, and Terry O'Reilly.

Zdeno Chara is the longest-serving captain of the Bruins. He held the position for 14 consecutive seasons until he signed a deal with the Capitals.

The first team leader of the Bruins was Sprague Cleghorn. He led the Bruins to the regular and postseason games for three seasons straight.

The latest leader of the NHL franchise is Patrice Bergeron. The captain's post of the team became vacant after Patrice announced his retirement.

Boston Bruins captains along with their active years are as follows:

CaptainActive Years
Sprague Cleghorn1925 - 1928
Lionel Hitchman1928 - 1931
George Owen1931- 1932
Dit Clapper1932 - 1933, 1939 - 1944
Marty Barry1933 - 1934
Nels Stewart1934 - 1935
Eddie Shore1935 - 1936
Red Beattie1936 - 1937
Cooney Weiland1937 - 1939
Bill Cowley1944 - 1945
Jack Crawford1945 - 1946, 1948 - 1950
Bobby Bauer1946 - 1947
Milt Schmidt1947 - 1948, 1950 - 1955
Ed Sanford1954 - 1955
Fern Flaman1955 - 1961
Don McKenney1961 - 1963
Leo Biovin1963 - 1966
Johnny Bucyk1966 - 1967, 1973 - 1977
Wayne Cashman1977 - 1983
Terry O'Reilly1983 - 1985
Rick Middleton1985 - 1986, 1987 - 1988
Ray Bourque1986 - 2000
Jason Allison2000 - 2001
Joe Thornton2002 - 2006
Zdeno Chara2006 - 2020
Patrice Bergeron2020 - 2023

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