Boston Bruins: A Recent History of NHL Debuts with the Franchise

Al DanielCorrespondent IIFebruary 6, 2013

Boston Bruins: A Recent History of NHL Debuts with the Franchise

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    If Brad Marchand is deemed unavailable for action in Montreal Wednesday night (he is reportedly a game-time decision), first-year professional Ryan Spooner will be tasked with giving the Boston Bruins a quorum of 12 forwards.

    Whether it happens on Wednesday or later this season, Spooner is the front-running candidate to become the next Bruin to make his NHL debut with the team. In all, the Boston organization currently has 15 players who broke into the league with the team, 10 of whom are now with the top club while five others continue to refine their skills in Providence.

    All but two of those 15 players have seen their first meaningful major league action during the Claude Julien era. All have turned pro within the last decade and half have skated with Boston during their first full or partial professional season.

    Those traits will all apply to Spooner the second he takes a regular-season shift with the Spoked-B emblem on his jersey.

    The treks of Spooner’s teammates and predecessors since their first twirl in The Show are recounted as follows.

Patrice Bergeron

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    NHL Debut: Oct. 1, 2003 versus New Jersey.

    How He Fared That Night: One shot on goal in 10:16 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: 144 goals and 262 assists in 545 career games.

David Krejci

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    NHL Debut: Jan. 30, 2007 in a 7-1 home loss to Buffalo.

    How He Fared That Night: One blocked shot and one faceoff win in 2:07 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: 83 goals and 200 assists in 385 career games. Became a full-time NHL player in the middle of the 2007-08 season.

Milan Lucic

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    NHL Debut: Oct. 5, 2007 in a 4-1 road loss to Dallas.

    How He Fared That Night: One shot on goal, one hit and a fighting major in 6:53 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: 92 goals, 124 assists in 367 career games.

Tuukka Rask

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    NHL Debut: Nov. 20, 2007 in a 4-2 road win over Toronto.

    How He Fared That Night: Two goals-against, 30 saves, recovered after initially letting the team fall behind, 2-0.

    How He Has Fared Since: A 52-36-12 record, 2.20 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and 12 shutouts in 109 career games. Became a full-time NHL player at the start of the 2009-10 season.

Brad Marchand

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    NHL Debut: Oct. 21, 2009 in a 3-2 home win over Nashville.

    How He Fared That Night: Assist, plus-one rating, one blocked shot-attempt in 14:42 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: 54 goals, 49 assists in 181 career games. Became a full-time NHL player at the start of the 2010-11 season.

Adam McQuaid

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    NHL Debut: Dec. 19, 2009 in a 2-0 road loss to Toronto.

    How He Fared That Night: Two shots on goal, three attempted shots, two blocked shots and a minus-two rating in 9:42 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: Six goals, 20 assists and a plus-43 rating in 164 career games. Became a full-time NHL player at the start of the 2010-11 season.

Tyler Seguin

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    NHL Debut: Oct. 9, 2010 in a 5-2 loss to Phoenix in Prague.

    How He Fared That Night: Four shots on goal, five attempted shots, one giveaway, one blocked shot, a minus-two rating and 7-for-14 in faceoffs in 14:56 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: 41 goals, 52 assists in 163 career games.

Jordan Caron

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    NHL Debut: Oct. 10, 2010 in a 3-0 win over Phoenix in Prague.

    How He Fared That Night: Two shots on goal, one hit in 9:42 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: 10 goals, 12 assists in 71 career games. Zero NHL appearances so far this season.

Matt Bartkowski

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    NHL Debut: Jan. 10, 2011 in a 4-2 road win over Pittsburgh.

    How He Fared That Night: One hit, one penalty and a minus-one rating in 9:53 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: Zero points and a minus-three rating in nine career games. Zero NHL appearances so far this season.

Carter Camper

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    NHL Debut: Feb. 22, 2012 in a 4-2 road win over St. Louis.

    How He Fared That Night: One giveaway, 5-for-8 in faceoffs in 6:21 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: One goal in three career games. Zero NHL appearances so far this season.

Lane MacDermid

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    NHL Debut: March 4, 2012 in a 4-3 road loss to the New York Rangers.

    How He Fared That Night: Five penalty minutes and 5:26 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: Zero points and three fighting majors in seven career games.

Max Sauve

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    NHL Debut: March 11, 2012 in a 5-2 road loss to Pittsburgh.

    How He Fared That Night: One attempted shot and one giveaway in 3:43 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: No other NHL appearances so far.

Torey Krug

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    NHL Debut: April 3, 2012 in a 5-3 home loss to Pittsburgh.

    How He Fared That Night: Two shots on goal, four attempted shots and one blocked shot in 18:18 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: One assist and an even rating in two career games. Zero NHL appearances so far this season.

Dougie Hamilton

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    NHL Debut: Jan. 19, 2013 in a 3-1 home win over the New York Rangers.

    How He Fared That Night: Two shots on goal, three attempted shots, three hits and an even rating in 13:40 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: Four assists and a minus-one rating in eight career games.

Jamie Tardif

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    NHL Debut: Feb. 2, 2013 in a 1-0 road win over Toronto.

    How He Fared That Night: Two hits in 5:03 of ice time.

    How He Has Fared Since: NHL debut was the team’s most recent game.