Only 3 Bruins Have Hit This Milestone In The Last 25 Years And One Was Traded

Published August 28, 2023 at 11:37 PM

In the past 25 years, a trio of exceptional players achieved the remarkable feat of scoring 100 points while donning the Bruins jersey:

Trading Away a 100-Point Scorer: Imagining the Unthinkable...

However, the Bruins once faced a tough decision when they traded away one of their 100-point scorers.

Joe Thornton, a towering 6-foot-4 center, became a member of the San Jose Sharks on November 30, 2005, as part of a trade with the Boston Bruins.

During his eight seasons with the Bruins, Thornton's journey began when he was selected as the first overall pick in the 1997 NHL Draft.

Prior to his NHL days, he showcased his talents over two seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie team in the Ontario Hockey League.

His incredible skills earned him the title of Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year for the 1995-96 season.

Noteworthy Captaincy and Record-Breaking Seasons

Taking on the role of captain for the Bruins from 2002 to 2005, Thornton's impact on the team extended beyond his scoring abilities.

In the 1999-2000 season, he led the Bruins in various categories, including goals (23), assists (37), points (60), and even penalty minutes (82).

Making history in the 2002-03 season, Thornton joined the elite company of Bobby Orr and Ken Hodge as one of only three Bruins players to achieve both 100 points (101 points; 36 goals, 65 assists) and 100 penalty minutes (109) in a single season.

The trade may have marked the end of Thornton's time in a Bruins uniform, but his legacy as a 100-point scorer and a key player for the team remains an unforgettable chapter in Bruins history.
August 28   |   56 answers
Only 3 Bruins Have Hit This Milestone In The Last 25 Years And One Was Traded

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