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Which player has the best nickname in Bruins history?

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Here’s the candidates, now you tell us which nickname is best

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Over the last 96 years, there have certainly been lots of unique characters who have donned the Spoked-B. As a result, those players earned plenty of colorful nicknames.

Some of these nicknames have been created by the fanbase, others by the media, but most come from the players themselves.

Some nicknames make perfect sense, as they accurately capture a player’s attributes or style of play, while others just seem completely random, or in true hockey fashion, just add an “-sy” to the end of a player’s name.

For players, nicknames can have great importance, as they’re often a sign of trust and friendship, which are two key components of successful organizations.

For fans, players’ nicknames offer a sort of intimacy with their favorite players that also allows them to be a part of a community that is joined by pseudonyms, hockey jargon, and of course their love for the game.

As nicknames have been around seemingly as long as teammates have existed, and because Bruin history is full of amusing nicknames, it’s time to choose the best Bruin nickname of all time.

The players (and their nicknames) have been divided into 3 categories: Current Bruins, Recent Bruins (last 20 years or so), and Old School Bruins.

(The Bruins have had a ton of players over the years...if we missed any, add them in the comments!)

Current Bruins

David Pastrnak - Pasta

Brad Marchand - Marchy / Little Ball of Hate / Nose Face Killah

Patrice Bergeron - St. Patrice / Bergy

Tuukka Rask - Tuuks

Zdeno Chara - Big Z

Chris Wagner - Mayor of Walpole/Wags

Jake DeBrusk - Jek the Snek


Recent Bruins

Milan Lucic - Looch

Anton Khudobin - Dobby

Gregory Campbell - Soupy

Adam McQuaid - Darth Quaider

Carl Söderberg - One-Eyed Yeti

Johnny Boychuk - Destroychuk / Johnny Rocket

Rich Peverley - Raptor Jesus

Mark Recchi - Recchin’ Ball

Mark Savard - Savvy

Andrew Raycroft - Rayzor

Sergei Samsonov - Mighty Mouse

Tim Thomas - Tank


Old School Bruins

Cam Neely - Bam Bam Cam

Phil Esposito - Espo

Ken Linseman - The Rat

Johnny Bucyk - The Chief (definitely not politically correct)

Rick Middleton - Nifty

Eddie Shore - The Edmonton Express

Chris Nilan - Knuckles

Bobby Orr - Number 4

Gerry Cheevers - Cheesie

Terry O’Reilly - Taz

Derek Sanderson - Turk

Frank Brimsek - Mister Zero

Don Cherry - Grapes


There are definitely no shortage of options for best nickname in Bruins history.

Have your say in the comments!

Which is your favorite?