Boston Bruins

Bruins great Zdeno Chara announced his retirement from the NHL today. His announcement also included his decision to sign a one-day contract to retire with the B’s. Following his press conference, Zolak, Bertrand and Hardy debated not if, but when, Chara should have his number hoisted to the TD Garden rafters.

  • When should Chara's number be retired and which current Bruins could also be added?

  • Other Bruins retired numbers

    Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

    Aug 19, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour meets with Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) following game five of the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

    Here are the numbers that Chara’s #33 hopes to join in the near future:

  • #2 - Eddie Shore

    Defenseman, 1926–1940

     

  • #3 - Lionel Hitchman

    Defensemen, 1925-34

  • #4 - Bobby Orr

    Defensemen, 1966-1976

  • #5 - Dit Clapper

    RW/D, 1927-1947

  • #7 - Phil Esposito

    Center- 1967-1976

  • #8 - Cam Neely

    Right Wing, 1986-1996

  • #9 - Johnny Bucyk

    Left Wing, 1957-1978

  • #15 - Milt Schmidt

    Center, 1937-1955

  • #16 - Rick Middleton

    Right Wing, 1976-1988

    Paul Rutherford - USA Today Sports

    Paul Rutherford – USA Today Sports

  • #22 - Willie O’Ree

    Left Wing, 1957-1958- 1960-1961

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    Bob DeChiara – USA Today Sports

  • #24 - Terry O’Reilly

    Right Wing, 1972-1985

  • #77 - Ray Bourque

    Defense, 1979-2000

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