Today in Boston Bruins History: May 27

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Today in Boston Bruins History: May 27
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1932: "Rocky" Jim Bartlett was born today in Verdun, Quebec, Canada. The LW started his NHL career with the New York Rangers in 1955-56, but spent the majority of his hockey career in the AHL with the Baltimore Clippers and Providence Reds. Rocky played on season in Boston—1960-61—scoring 24-points in 63 games, while racking-up 95 penalty minutes.

 

1975: Born today in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, center Andre Savage signed with the Boston Bruins in 1998. He spent three seasons with the Black and Gold, splitting time between Boston and AHL Providence Bruins. Savage notched 20 points 50 games with the Boston Bruins before signing with the Vancouver Canucks in 2001.

 

1980: Defenseman Jonathan Girard was born this day in Rawdon, Quebec, Canada. Girard's career was cut short in 2003 due to a horrific automobile accident—suffering a pelvis injury. The prospect played in just one game after the accident, and Girard announced his retirement on Nov. 30, 2005.

 

2008: Boston Bruins traded defenseman Jonathan Sigalet to the Columbus Blue Jackets, in exchange for LW Matt Marquardt. Sigalet was Boston's fourth-round pick in 2005 (100 overall), after forgoing his final two years at Bowling Green in 2004-05.

Marquardt was selected by the Blue Jackets in the seventh-round (194 overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The 21-year old played in 71 games with the AHL Providence Bruins this season, with nine goals and 13 assists.

 

This article was originally published on Examiner.com

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