BREAKING | Bruins name widely-disliked player captain ahead of 100th season

Published September 20, 2023 at 8:22
BY COOPER GODIN

Ahead of the opening of their training camp and their 100th season in the National Hockey League, the Boston Bruins have announced Patrice Bergeron's replacement as the team's captain.

In a post on social media on Wednesday, the Boston Bruins announced that Brad Marchand, who's widely-disliked by many fans in the NHL, including plenty in Vancouver and Montreal, will be the team's 27th captain in franchise history.


Marchand, 35, has spent his entire 14-year career in the NHL with the Boston Bruins, winning the Stanley Cup with them in 2011 and appearing in 947 games, where he's tallied 862 points (372 goals, 490 assists).


The Halifax, Nova Scotia native has been a big part of Boston's leadership group for the past few years now by wearing an 'A' on his chest and this is a big honour for him. No matter how much you may dislike Brad Marchand, he's certainly earned this and will guide the Bruins into a new era without Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.

Captain Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins will kick off their Centennial season in the NHL on October 11th against Vancouver-native Connor Bedard and the Chicago Blackhawks.
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