The National Hockey League expanded into the United States in 1924 by allowing Charles Adams to establish the Boston Bruins. The team would struggle in the first few years to really establish themselves however thanks to some brilliant insight by the management the Boston Bruins would soon capture their first Stanley Cup in 1929. The Bruins would go on to appear in several more Stanley Cups before World War ll would put a halt on the world’s and the Bruins plans for the future.

Original Six

In 1942 the National Hockey League consisted of 6 teams the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, and the Boston Bruins. During this short period, the Boston Bruins were sold to the then-owner of the Boston Celtics before being reacquired by the Adams family. In 1958 the Boston Bruins would break the color barrier of the National Hockey League as Willie O’Ree donned a Bruins jersey and become the first back person to play in the National Hockey League.

Success Through the Ages

The Boston Bruins would go on to have success for many years with players such as Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, and Ray Bourque leading the way to record-breaking campaigns. Success has been a mainstay in the Bruins organization even through years of no playoff success individual players were climbing the ranks to become all-time greats of the sport of hockey. Now the current Boston Bruins team is proving the hockey world wrong despite an aging core of players they have set an astounding NHL record with the most consecutive home wins and look to continue their winning streak for a chance at winning the Stanley Cup.