Today in Boston Bruins History: August 2
Boston Bruins history for August 2:
1932: Leo Boivin (full name Léo Joseph Boivin) is born in Prescott, Ontario. He played 19 seasons in the NHL, 12 of those for the Bruins (from 1954 to 1966), getting all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in two years, though never hoisting the Cup himself. He was even made captain of the Bruins in 1963. During his career, he also played for Toronto, Detroit, Pittsburgh and the Minnesota North Stars. After his 1970 retirement, he went into scouting, was an interim coach for a time and, while coaching a junior team, took Denis Potvin under his wing. In 1986, he became part of the Hall of Fame.
2011: Chris Kelly has his day with the Stanley Cup in Ottawa, Ontario, his home base since becoming part of the Ottawa Senators in 2005. He and his wife Krissy, a teacher in Canada’s capital city, greeted the Cup at their house and took pictures with their new silver guest. Then, he started his visits around the city, going first to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario to visit young patients. He then met with friends and family at a golf and country club, including former teammates from his days with the Sens. Even Daniel Alfredsson was there! Shean Donovan, who spent a season in Boston and closed out his career with Ottawa, was also among the guests. After that it was back to the Kelly house for a relaxing afternoon spent sipping champagne from the Stanley Cup. More former Sens teammates joined Kelly for dinner at a restaurant with a lakefront view before the day wound down and Kelly passed the Cup to its next host.
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