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Boston Bruins Assistant Coaches and Coaching Staff 2023

By Kapil Sapkota / 14 August 2023 03:08 AM

Joe Sacco has been with the Bruins since 2014
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Boston Bruins assistant coaches for the 2023-24 NHL season are Joe Sacco and Chris Kelly. Bob Essensa serves as the goaltending coach.

John Mclean, Tom Ford, and David Breen are skating and skills consultants for the team. Likewise, Mathew Myers is currently working as the video coordinator of the Bruins franchise.

Likewise, Boston's farm team Providence Bruins coaching panel led by Ryan Mougenel consists of Trent Whitfield, Matt Thomas, and Nick Neary.

Boston Bruins Head Coach

Jim Montgomery is the head coach of the Boston Bruins. The former Canadian player has also served the Dallas Stars in the same position.

Montgomery became an All-Star 3 times in a row in the years 1991, 1992, and 1993.  He was named NCAA tournament championship MVP when he captained the University of Maine to a record of 42-1-2 and the 1993 National Championship.

Maine retired his number 19 in honor of Montgomery as he finished his career at the University with 301 points on 103 goals and 198 assists, becoming the school's all-time leading scorer.

After college, the St. Louis Blues signed Montgomery in 1993. He was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in the next season. However, the Canadiens released him after just 5 games as things didn't work out between the player and the Canadiens.

The Philadelphia Flyers signed him later in the year and he played in 8 regular season contests and 7 playoff contests with the team.

Jim played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in Germany with the Philadelphia Phantoms for two years beginning the 1996-97 season. During the 1999-2000 season, he played for the Phantoms and the Manitoba Moose.

Montgomery signed with the San Jose Sharks in 2000. He played 28 games with the Sharks in the 2000-01 season. The Dallas Stars signed him in the next year, with whom he played only 9 games over two years as he was playing for the Utah Grizzlies.

He spent one year playing in Russia and another year with the Missouri River Otters. He retired from his professional playing career in 2005.

Jim Montgomery posing with a young fan for a photo.
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Jim Montgomery Coaching Career

Montgomery started his coaching career as an assistant coach for Notre Dame for the 2005–06 season. 

The University of Denver selected Montgomery as head coach of its Pioneers men's ice hockey team. Pioneers reached the Frozen Four in 2016. The team won the championship title in 2017.

Dallas Stars (2018-19)

Jim was selected as the head coach of the Dallas Stars on May 4, 2018. The Stars reached their first playoffs in three years as Jim led the team.

The Stars fired Montgomery on December 10, 2019, quoting "unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the NHL."

St. Louis Blues (2020 - 2022)

Montgomery signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on September 16, 2020, serving as an assistant coach under Craig Berube.

Boston Bruins (2022 - Present)

Jim was selected as the head coach of the Boston Bruins replacing Bruce Cassidy in June 2022. He led to major improvements in the team for the 2022–23 season. The Bruins completed the season with a 65–12–5 record and 135 points.

The Bruins were awarded the Presidents' Trophy and Montgomery won the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year. The Bruins franchise also played in the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Boston Bruins Coaching Staff

The complete list of Boston Bruins coaches includes:

Coaching StaffPosition
Joe SaccoAssistant Coach
Chris KellyAssistant Coach
Bob EssensaGoaltending Coach
John Mclean, Tom Ford, and David BreenSkating And Skills Consultants
Mathew MyersVideo Coordinator
Ryan MougenelProvidence Head Coach
Trent Whitfield, Matt ThomasProvidence Assistant Coaches
Nick NearyProvidence Video Coordinator

Boston Bruins Front Office

The Bruins front office is operated by Scott Bradley, Evan Gold, and Jamie Langenbrunner. Adam Mcquaid, Mike Dunham, and others are also assigned managerial roles.

Danielle Marmer is player development and scouting assistant at the Bruins
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Bradley is a senior advisor to the general manager, Gold is the assistant GM of Boston, and the General Manager of the Providence Bruins.

Langenbrunner is assigned the role of Assistant General Manager - Player Personnel. The Bruins' Player Development Coordinator is Mcquaid.

The details of the Bruins front office are summarized here in the table below:

NamePosition
Don SweeneyGeneral Manager
Scott BradleySenior Advisor to the General Manager
Evan GoldAssistant General Manager, Boston Bruins and General Manager, Providence Bruins
Jamie LangenbrunnerAssistant General Manager-Player Personnel
Adam McquaidPlayer Development Coordinator
Mike DunhamGoaltender Development Coach
Danielle MarmerPlayer Development and Scouting Assistant
Jeremy RogalskiDirector of Hockey Analytics
Josh Pohlkamp-HarttData Scientist, Hockey Operations
Campbell Weaver, Seth ReimerData Engineer, Hockey Operations
Dan PanaiteDeveloper
Colin MayberryHockey Operations Assistant & Amateur Scout
Laurenne MercierManager Of Team Services And Hockey Administration
Brij SinghManager Of Team Operations
Tom McVieBrand Ambassador

Boston Bruins General Manager

Don Sweeney is the current general manager of the Bruins franchise. He has been in the position since 20 May 2015 replacing Peter Chiarelli.

Sweeney is a former ice hockey defenceman who played over 1,100 games in the NHL. Most of his playing career was spent with the Bruins.

His NHL debut was made during the 1988–89 season with the Bruins. In the next season, he scored six points in 21 games and helped the team to win the Prince of Wales trophy. The team lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Sweeney appeared in all 84 games in the 1992-93 season and recorded 36 points. The franchise won the Adams Trophy that year.

Don played his 1,000th NHL game on November 14, 2003. He played for the Dallas Stars in the 2003-04 season before taking retirement.

Don Sweeney has made Boston a formidable NHL team
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Executive Career

Sweeney traded restricted free-agent defenceman, Dougie Hamilton at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Zachary Senyshyn. 

His executive tenure also included trading Milan Lucic for Martin Jones and Colin Miller. Sweeney helped the Bruins to remain prominent in the 2018–19 season. The franchise won the Eastern Conference Finals. It also competed at the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals against the St. Louis Blues.

Sweeney was awarded the National Hockey League General Manager of the Year Award that year though the Bruins lost to the Blues.

Boston Bruins Trades 2023

The Bruins traded Reily Walsh and Alec Regula for other players from other teams on June 26. Tyler Bertuzzi was traded by the team in March.

The recent trade updates of the Boston Bruins are summarized here.

June 26, 2023

  • Reilly Walsh was traded for Shane Bowers
  • Alec Regula was Traded with Mitchell for T. Hall, N. Foligno
  • Ian Mitchell was Traded with Regula for T. Hall, N. Foligno

March 2, 2023

  • Tyler Bertuzzi was Traded for '24 1st-rd pick, '25 4th round pick

Feb 25, 2023

  • Shane Bowers was Traded for Keith Kinkaid

Feb 23, 2023

  • Garnet Hathaway was traded with Dmitry Orlov for Craig Smith, picks
  • Dmitry Orlov was traded for a 2023 5th-round pick
  • Andrei Svetlakov was traded for financial cons.

Boston Bruins Roster 2023

The Bruins roster consists of Jesper Boqvist, Brandon Carlo, Linus Ullmark, and others. Patrick Brown and Derek Forbort are also on the roster.

The complete roster of the Bruins for the 2023/24 season comprises of:

Forwards

  • Jesper Boqvist 
  • Patrick Brown 
  • Charlie Coyle 
  • Jake DeBrusk 
  • Morgan Geekie 
  • A.J. Greer 
  • Milan Lucic 
  • Brad Marchand (A)
  • Jayson Megna 
  • David Pastrnak 
  • James van Riemsdyk 
  • Pavel Zacha

Defense

  • Brandon Carlo 
  • Derek Forbort 
  • Matt Grzelcyk 
  • Hampus Lindholm 
  • Charlie McAvoy
  • Ian Mitchell 
  • Kevin Shattenkirk 
  • Parker Wotherspoon 
  • Jakub Zboril

Goalies

  • Linus Ullmark

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