The full 2015-16 regular season NHL schedule was released Thursday morning.

The full 2015-16 regular season NHL schedule was released Thursday morning.

The Bruins will open the season against the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden on Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. The highlight of the regular season will be the 2016 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic vs. the Canadiens on New Year’€™s Day at Gillette Stadium.

For a full schedule, click here.

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WEEI

Patrice Bergeron won his second consecutive Selke Trophy at Wednesday night’€™s NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Patrice Bergeron won his second consecutive Selke Trophy at Wednesday night’€™s NHL Awards in Las Vegas. The Boston center beat out Chicago’€™s Jonathan Toews and Los Angeles’€™ Anze Kopitar.

Bergeron is now a three-time winner of the Selke, which is given to the best defensive forward in the NHL as voted upon by the Pro Hockey Writers Association. Bergeron first won the award in the 2011-12 season and finished a close second to Toews in 2013 before earning consecutive Selke wins.

Bergeron is just the fifth player to win the Selke three times, joining Bob Gainey, Guy Carbonneau, Jere Lehtinen and Pavel Datstyuk. Only Gainey has won it four times.

The votes came down to the wire in Bergeron’s favor, as Bergeron recieved 1083 voting points to Toews’ 1051. Kopitar was a distant third with 364.

The 29-year-old Bergeron led the NHL with a 60.2 faceoff percentage this past season and was second in the league with an 8.99 percent CorsiRel. He also led the Bruins with 55 points, tying Dougie Hamilton for the team lead with 32 assists and scoring 23 goals.

While Toews’€™ quality of competition was higher than Bergeron’€™s this season, Bergeron had tougher shifts than both Toews and Kopitar based zone starts and boasted better possession numbers.

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DJ Bean

The Bruins announced Wednesday that their home opener will take place Oct. 8. The B’€™s will host the Jets in the Garden’€™s first game of the 2015-16 season.

The rest of the NHL‘€™s schedules are expected to be released on Thursday.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

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The Bruins announced Tuesday that they have signed goaltender Zane McIntyre to a two-year entry-level contract.

Originally taken by the B’€™s in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, McIntyre has developed into one of the top goaltending prospects in hockey, finishing as a Hobey Baker finalist and winning the Mike Richter Award last season at North Dakota.

The Bruins announced Tuesday that they have signed goaltender Zane McIntyre to a two-year entry-level contract.

Originally taken by the B’€™s in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, McIntyre has developed into one of the top goaltending prospects in hockey, finishing as a Hobey Baker finalist and winning the Mike Richter Award last season at North Dakota.

In three seasons at North Dakota, McIntyre set school records in career save percentage (.927) and goals against average (2.08). He posted a 58-24-9 career record.

Formerly Zane Gothberg, McIntyre changed his surname name to his mother’€™s maiden following his grandmother’€™s passing in 2014. With his mother remarrying and sister getting married, McIntyre changed his name to continue the family name.

The signing of McIntyre leaves the Bruins pretty loaded at goaltender, as 28-year-old Tuukka Rask is followed by 2012 first-round pick Malcolm Subban and McIntyre on the organizational depth chart. Boston still needs to sign a backup goaltender for the NHL team, however, as Niklas Svedberg departed for the KHL this offseason.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

The NHL and NHLPA announced Tuesday that the salary cap upper limit for the 2015-16 season has been set at $71.4 million dollars. The lower limit is $52.8 million.

The upper limit for the recently concluded season was $69 million, meaning teams will have $2.4 million more in cap space than was previously allotted.

The NHL and NHLPA announced Tuesday that the salary cap upper limit for the 2015-16 season has been set at $71.4 million dollars. The lower limit is $52.8 million.

The upper limit for the recently concluded season was $69 million, meaning teams will have $2.4 million more in cap space than was previously allotted.

Not counting Marc Savard, the Bruins currently have $59,841,667* against the cap committed to 15 players (nine forwards, five defensemen and one goalie) for next season, with Dougie Hamilton, Brett Connolly and Ryan Spooner all restricted free agents.

*The B’€™s have internal candidates (Brian Ferlin, Joonas Kemppainen, Alexander Khokhlachev, Joe Morrow) to fill some of their roster vacancies, but only players with one-way contracts (or obvious NHLers such as David Pastrnak) were included in the aforementioned calculation.

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DJ Bean