1970: Marty McInnis (full name Martin Edward McInnis) is born in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He began his career with the New York Islanders after being drafted by them in 1988, spending three seasons with Boston College before going pro in 1991. Also, in 1992, he represented America at the Winter Olympics, though they did not win a medal. He remained with the Islanders until 1996-97, when a trade sent him to the Calgary Flames, a short trip for him as he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks not long into his second season in Alberta. He remained with the Ducks until 2001, when he joined the Boston Bruins to play for the rest of 2001-02 and then 2002-03, which would end up being his last season in the NHL. Still, it’s rather fitting for a guy from Massachusetts to close out his career in Boston, isn’t it?
2011: The Bruins practice at the facilities of the University of British Columbia-Vancouver, including a little pre-practice game of two-touch and some post-practice interviews. Meanwhile, back home in Boston, Bostonians begin to notice that some of their city’s best-known statues are decked out in Black and Gold. The Make Way for Ducklings installation, based on the children’s book of the same name, has all of the ducks wearing personalized sweaters. A George Washington statue shows him wearing #1 (so I guess the nation’s first president would have also been a goaltender?) and Paul Revere is representing the hometown team too in #75. Turns out that Bruins public relations staff went out early in the morning and dressed all the statues.
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