The Bruins released their roster for the 2016 Winter Classic Alumni Game yesterday, and boy, are there some throwbacks on there. Samsonov! Raycroft! A whole bunch of Sweeneys!
In the interest of nostalgia, here are some highlights from some of the guys on the list.
Pebben! We already did a whole bunch of PJ Axelsson appreciation posts, but here's him beating the Blackhawks in a shootout.
Beers was a good player for the Bruins for a few years, but there aren't many highlights from that era online. Instead, many know Beers as the great color guy for the Bruins' radio broadcasts. Here's one of his best moments.
He was here for over two decades, so there are a lot of highlights.
GTFO, Pat Verbeek.
The original Rat!
A Channel 38 (!!) highlight reel with a groovy sound. Nifty, indeed.
Recent history aside, Neely was beloved in Boston for a reason: he was very, very good.
Happy Gilmore's favorite player!
(That's a little unfair, but there are no highlights from Raycroft's Bruins years on YouTube. Truthfully, Raycroft was great for the Bruins briefly, but what he brought back is really what made the biggest impact on the franchise.)
He was barely here two season, but left quite a mark (HA!).
It's weird how hard it is to find Samsonov Bruins highlights. He was electric in his first few years here. There are some B's moments at the beginning of this video.
Come on, you knew what this would be. Might as well watch the whole highlights package!
He once scored a goal at Fenway Park, so that's cool.
Old Garden. Bruins vs. Habs. Big game. Big goal.
Did I miss any highlights? Add your favorite in the comments.