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Here are eight more former professional athletes that you definitely forgot spent some time in Boston at one point in their careers.

  • Rickey Henderson (Red Sox, 2002)

    Baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson spent 14 of his 25 MLB seasons with the Oakland A’s, but do you remember the stolen base king’s 2002 stint with the Red Sox? He played 72 games, batting .233 with five home runs and 16 RBI’s.

  • Paul Coffey (Bruins, 2000-01)

    Paul Coffey is a Hall of Fame defenseman, a four-time Cup winner, three-time Norris Trophy winner and an 8-time All-Star. He tallied more than 1,500 points in his career, but do you remember his time in Boston to wrap up his storied career?

  • Joe Johnson (Celtics, 2021-22)

    Joe Johnson spent 18 seasons in the NBA, most notably with the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets. He was actually drafted 10th overall by the Celtics in 2001, but was traded in a package to acquire Tony Delk. He went on to make seven All-Star appearances elsewhere, but he did return to Boston on a 10-day contract in 2021.


  • Mark Anderson (Patriots, 2011)

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 05: Mark Anderson #95 of the New England Patriots reacts against the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


    Mark Anderson was a defensive end, spending seven seasons in the NFL including five with the Chicago Bears. Anderson spent one very impactful season with the 2011 team that lost in Super Bowl XLVI to the New York Giants, notching 29 tackles and 10 sacks.

  • John Olerud (Red Sox, 2005)


    BOSTON – SEPTEMBER 30: John Olerud #19 of the Boston Red Sox hits a sacrifice fly ball to score Manny Ramirez #24 in the sixth inning making it 5-1 against the New York Yankees during the game at Fenway Park on September 30, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • First baseman John Olerud is known mostly for his time with the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets. He spent parts of 17 seasons in the majors, winning two titles, three Gold Gloves and making two All-Star appearances. But people might forget that he spent his final major league season with the Red Sox.


  • Miroslav Satan (Bruins, 2010)

    Miroslav Satan

    BOSTON – MARCH 04: Mirslav Satan #81 of the Boston Bruins is congratulated by teammates Steve Begin #27,Vladimir Sobotka #60 and Dennis Wideman #6 after he scored the game winner against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 4, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs 3-2 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


    Miroslav Satan played 14 NHL seasons, winning one Stanley Cup and making two All-Star appearances. He is most known for his 456 points over the course of eight seasons with the Buffalo Bills, but do you remember his time with the Bruins? Signed as a free agent in January 2010, Satan scored nine goals in 38 games.

    He made an even bigger impact in the playoffs, scoring five goals in 13 games.

  • Tim Wright (Patriots, 2014)

    Tim Wright

    FOXBORO, MA – OCTOBER 26: Tim Wright #81 of the New England Patriots reacts after catching a touchdown pass during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • Tim Wright was a tight end who spent three seasons in the NFL, including one Super Bowl winning season with the Patriots in 2014. He was perhaps known the most for being the return in the Logan Mankins trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Wright made his mark opposite Gronk.

    Wright caught 26 passes for 259 yards and six touchdowns in 2014.

  • Tayshaun Prince (2014-15)

  • Tayshaun Prince spent 15 years  in the NBA, winning one title and making All-Defensive 2nd Team four times. with he spent twelve of those years with the Pistons, do you remember hisa brief stint with the Celtics in 2014-15?

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