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Claude Julien | Center

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (56) / 4/23/1960
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Following the fatal shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale airport on Friday, the plane for the Boston Bruins was diverted to Miami.
From the Bruins, "The Bruins team plane was diverted to Miami International Airport from Fort Lauderdale and landed at 5:05 pm. The thoughts and prayers of the Bruins organization are with the victims of today's shooting and the entire Fort Lauderdale community." The Bruins will take on the Panthers on Saturday. Jan 6 - 7:29 PM

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The Boston Bruins rank 28th in the league at converting power-play opportunities.

Boston has a dreadful 13.1% success rate in 2016-17. It's one of the main reasons they also rank near the bottom of the league in goals for per game at 2.30. Their power-play struggles are also in contrast to 2014-15 when they finished seventh with a 20.5% power-play success rate. "We’re not moving the puck or executing at a high pace," Patrice Bergeron said. "As a power play, you have to have that. When you give them time to reset and be back in their box, all the plays are going to be taken away and it’s tough to get anything going."
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 09:46:00 AM

Boston has scored 11 times on 75 power-play opportunities this campaign.

That 14.7 percentage ranks the team 22nd overall in the league. "We'd like to see it get better," said coach Claude Julien. "We are getting more shots. We are getting more opportunities. I think if we can keep working hard at finishing better, it will help a lot. That's both five-on-five and power plays. Confidence in scoring will make a big difference on the power play." Boston went 0-for-4 against Carolina on Thursday night.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 07:32:00 AM

Sunday's contest was the 726th game that Claude Julien has coached for the Boston Bruins.

He's now tied for second on the team's list with Milt Schmidt. Julien has a 405-233-88 record with the Bruins and led them to a Stanley Cup championship in 2011. The Bruins haven't been as effective in recent years though and are just 12-10-0 so far in 2016-17.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 09:37:00 AM

The Boston Bruin power play is abysmal at the moment.

The Bruins are only 3-38 with the man advantage, a success rate of 7.9%, which is worst in the NHL. The Bruins also allowed two shorthanded goals against the Rangers Saturday night which contributed to a 5-2 loss. Power-play contributors such as Torey Krug, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci have seen their stats suffer as a result of the team's failures with the man advantage. The Bruins are going to have to pick up this part of their game if they are going to compete for a playoff spot.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 09:47:00 AM

Kevin Dean has been selected as the new head coach of the AHL's Providence Bruins.

Dean spent the previous five years as an assistant coach with Providence. He also had four campaigns as an assistant coach with the AHL's Lowell Devils and was the bench boss of the ECHL's Trenton Devils for a season back in 2010-11.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 03:19:00 PM

The Boston Bruins don't plan on signing any restricted free agents to an offer sheet.

"[The offer sheet] is certainly an avenue that we wouldn’t shy away from if the opportunity felt that it was the right player and the situation and the flexibility was there," said Bruins GM Don Sweeney. "For us at this point in time I don’t think that’s part of our plan and focus. You know, it doesn’t mean I’ll stop making calls and seeing whether or not there’s an opportunity to continue to improve and add to our club in the right areas and target some players. I don't foresee [the offer sheet to an RFA] at this point in time, no." As the Bruins are in a market for a top-four defenseman, there was speculation that Boston might pursue RFA Jacob Trouba specifically. It seems the Bruins won't be going that route though.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 04:10:00 AM

Boston could use at least one of their first round picks in the 2016 NHL Draft on a defenseman.

The Bruins have picks No. 14 and No. 29, which could put them in a spot to take Boston University rearguard Charlie McAvoy. However, that wouldn't address their need of a puck-moving defennder going into the 2016-17 campaign. "I think he's got a great future ahead of him," BU coach David Quinn said. "Is he ready for the NHL next season? No, no. He understands that. Probably the hardest position to transition from college to pro is defense."
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 08:40:00 AM

The Boston Bruins are interested in adding a puck moving defenseman that's capable of playing on the top pairing.

That doesn't exactly put Boston on an exclusive list, but Bruins GM Don Sweeney said he'll do whatever is necessary to get one. It will be interesting to see if he's able to fulfill that goal over the summer.
Thu, May 26, 2016 08:33:00 AM

Doug Jarvis will not return as an assistant coach of the Boston Bruins for the 2016-17 campaign.

Jay Pandolfo and Bruce Cassidy will be joining the Bruins' coaching staff though. Pandolfo logged 899 games in the NHL and has more recently been serving in a player development role within the Bruins' franchise. Cassidy is a veteran coach who spent the last five years as the bench boss for the AHL's Providence Bruins.
Tue, May 24, 2016 11:34:00 AM

The Boston Bruins have a one percent chance of winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday.

That's the worst odds of any of the non-playoff teams. Boston also has just a 1.1 percent chance of moving to No. 2 and a 1.3 percent chance to get the No. 3 spot. If the Bruins were able to dramatically move up in the draft then it would certainly shake up the NHL Draft.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 07:56:00 AM

Boston GM Don Sweeney still feels that Claude Julien is the best man for the job.

He announced on Thursday that Julien would be back coaching the Bruins in 2016-17. "I emphatically believe that Claude is a coach who can take us through what I'll describe as a bumpy transition period this year," said Sweeney. "We've got work to do. I have work to do." There are expected to be changes among his assistants and Doug Houda will not be brought back.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 07:44:00 AM

Claude Julien will be back as Boston's head coach next season.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney said that Julien would "absolutely" be behind the bench in 2016-17. The Bruins haven't made the playoffs for the last two seasons and there was some speculation that Julien might be let go.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Boston's players came to coach Claude Julien's defense after the 2015-16 season ended without a playoff spot.

His future with the team is uncertain after the Bruins missed the postseason for a second straight year. "We all should feel responsible and accountable for where we're at," captain Zdeno Chara said. "That's obviously players and coaches, and that's just the way it is, and obviously it's never just one person's fault. I think that Claude is a great coach. He puts a system into place, and he does whatever he can to make us ready, and it really comes down to us, and if one individual, or it's too many, is not willing to do what it takes for a team to win, then that's one too many." Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci also supported Julien during the team's breakup day.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 07:33:00 AM

Claude Julien became the winningest coach in Bruins' history.

Monday's win over the Panthers gave Julien 388 wins behind the Bruins bench and moved him ahead of Art Ross. "I think everyone wants to go on the ice and leave everything out there for Claude and it’s all in his honor," Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron said. "It’s one of those things where he does the right things and he says the right things at all times and makes us better players."
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3David Backes
4Ryan Spooner
5Dominic Moore
6Austin Czarnik
7Tim Schaller
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Anton Blidh
4Frank Vatrano
RW1David Pastrnak
2Jimmy Hayes
3Riley Nash
4Brian Ferlin
D1Torey Krug
2Zdeno Chara
3Adam McQuaid
4Brandon Carlo
5John-Michael Liles
6Kevan Miller
7Colin Miller
8Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Zane McIntyre