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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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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." Jun 21 - 8:40 AM

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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.
May 26 - 8:33 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.
May 24 - 11:34 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.
Apr 29 - 7:56 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.
Apr 15 - 7:44 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.
Apr 14 - 10:56 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.
Apr 12 - 7:33 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."
Mar 10 - 9:43 AM

Claude Julien won his 500th NHL game on Saturday afternoon.

The Bruins picked up a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild earlier today. 381 of his wins came behind Boston's bench while the rest came from his stints in Montreal and New Jersey. Julien also won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011 and a Jack Adams Trophy in 2009.
Source: The Score
Feb 13 - 6:21 PM

Boston's power play has cooled off after a hot start to the season.

The Bruins have not scored in 14 chances in the last five games and they have registered two goals on their last 29 opportunities. Boston went 20 for 58 over the first 18 games of the season, so they still sit second overall in the league with the power play. Coach Claude Julien isn't worried about the man advantage, as he feels they are getting good chances and maintaining zone time.
Feb 8 - 9:36 AM

With their win Friday night over New Jersey, the Bruins became only the second team in NHL history to record 3,000 wins.

Can you guess the other? Of course it is the Montreal Canadiens. Quite an accomplishment for the franchise as a whole and to Claude Julien's bunch for the past few seasons.
Jan 9 - 9:05 AM

Boston ranks second to last in the league in power-play chances.

The Bruins have had 90 opportunities on the man advantage, but made the most of it with 26 goals. That puts them one behind league leaders Dallas and Washington. Coach Claude Julien would like to see more penalties called on the opposition.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 07:51:00 AM

Boston's power play has been the best in the league.

The Bruins leads the NHL with 22 power-play goals and their efficiency rating of 32.4 percent also ranks first in the league. Boston has been fairly reliant on the success of their power play this season with 30.6 percent of their goals coming on the man advantage.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 09:29:00 AM

Bruins coach Claude Julien was unhappy with his team's defensive play against San Jose Tuesday night.

Sloppy tonight. Sloppy," Julien said. "Really, that's the only word I can find right now. Mistakes — guys should know better. Is it focus? Is it trying to do too much? I think we really need to prepare ourselves better for games and know what we have to do in our defensive zone. We've been much better than that in the past." Even Boston's more reliable players were out of sync and the Sharks' top line had a big night in a 5-4 loss for the B's. Boston will look to bounce back Thursday when they host the Minnesota Wild.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 09:16:00 AM

After a disastrous first week, the Boston Bruins have turned their game around.

The Bruins improved to 5-0-0 on the road and 6-0-1 in their last seven with Saturday's win over Tampa Bay. "I really feel good about this win, for different reasons," coach Claude Julien said. "It’s our first test with playing back-to-backs, (against) a team that was waiting for us here — a team that’s a good hockey club, as well. I thought our guys handed what they threw at us early in the game. We weathered the storm, and then I thought we kept getting better and better all the time. Our determination, our forecheck, the decision-making, everything seemed to be there. We got great goaltending again. So I thought it was just a really good effort."
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 09:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3Ryan Spooner
4Chris Kelly
LW1Brad Marchand
2Loui Eriksson
3Matt Beleskey
4Landon Ferraro
RW1Lee Stempniak
2David Pastrnak
3Brett Connolly
4Jimmy Hayes
5Tyler Randell
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dennis Seidenberg
4Adam McQuaid
5John-Michael Liles
6Kevan Miller
7Zach Trotman
8Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Jeremy Smith