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Boston Bruins Acrylic Hockey Display Cases
You worked hard to acquire those special sports souvenirs and now you can display them proudly with our many different cases. All our products are specially designed out of acrylic and are meant to hold and protect business cards, hockey pucks, full size and mini helmets as well as hockey jerseys. We have wall mountable, cabinet design and frameless styles available for your valued souvenirs.
HISTORY OF THE BOSTON BRUINS
The Boston Bruins have had a long history as part of the NHL. The team was the first United States-based professional hockey team to become part of the league in 1924 and is best known as one of the “Original Six” hockey teams.
The Bruins name was created by the team’s first general manager, Art Ross. The word ‘bruin’ was an Old English word used to describe brown bears and fit with the jersey colors of brown and yellow.
Although they won their inaugural game 2-1 against the Montreal Canadiens on December 1, 1924 they finished the season in last place with a 6-24-0 record. By their third season, the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final and won it for the first time in 1928-29.
The team dominated the league in the 1930s winning the Stanley Cup in 1938-39 and 1940-41. The team had a lengthy dry spell that changed in 1964 when they signed Parry Sound, Ontario native Bobby Orr. He played his first NHL game in 1966 and by the 1970s the Boston Bruins were once again dominating the league winning Stanley Cup Championships in 1969-70 and 1971-72. Orr will forever be remembered for scoring the winning goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup series to capture the 1969-70 championship and is often considered the greatest hockey player ever to play professional hockey. The individual awards and honors he earned in his years on the team made him quite simply the greatest Boston Bruins player of all time.
The Bruins have retired a total of ten jersey numbers of players who were instrumental in the success and longevity of the club. They include Eddie Shore (#2) who played from 1926-40, Lionel Hitchman (#3) who played from 1925-34, Bobby Orr (#4) 1966-76, Aubrey Clapper (#5) 1927-47, Phil Esposito (#7) 1967-75, Cam Neely (#8) 1986-96, Johnny Bucyk (#9) 1957-78, Milt Schmidt (#15) 1936-55, Terry O’Reilly (#24) 1972-85 and Ray Bourque (#77) 1979-2000.
The Boston Bruins have amassed an impressive volume of awards and honors as a team, as individual players and members of the team organization and most recently was awarded the Presidents’ Trophy, their second-ever, in 2013-14 which is also when they won their last Division Championship.