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Claude Julien
Head Coach

Claude Julien was named the 28th head coach in team history on June 21, 2007. He led the Bruins to an outstanding 40-point improvement in his first two seasons at the helm with a 94-48-22 record and .640 win percentage in that span. He is the reigning Jack Adams Trophy winner as the League’s top coach and was the winning coach of the Eastern Conference team at the 2009 NHL All-Star Game. ...more
Doug Houda
Assistant Coach

Doug Houda came to the Bruins organization following three seasons as an assistant coach with the Rochester Americans, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres.  The Amerks had a 125-86-16-13 record over his three seasons as an assistant coach, including a 51-19-4-6 record and a franchise-record of 112 points in 2004-05, which was the top record in the AHL that season. ...more
Joe Sacco
Assistant Coach

Joe Sacco was hired by the Boston Bruins as assistant coach on July 24, 2014. Sacco, who is from Medford, Mass., and played collegiately at Boston University, replaced Geoff Ward on Bruins coach Claude Julien's staff. Prior to be hired by Boston, Sacco was an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres for the 2013-14 season after spending the previous four seasons as the coach of the Colorado Avalanche. ...more
Doug Jarvis
Assistant Coach

Doug Jarvis was named to Claude Julien’s staff on August 4, 2010.
He came to the Bruins with 20 years of coaching experience which followed a 13-year career as an NHL player. The native of Brantford, Ontario has won five Stanley Cup championships, four as a player with the Montreal Canadiens and another as an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars. ...more
Bob Essensa
Goaltending Coach

Bob Essensa was named as the Boston Bruins' goaltending coach on September 9, 2003. Based out of his home in Michigan, Essensa joins the team at various times during the season to work with the organization's goaltenders both in Boston and in Providence. Essensa played four seasons of college hockey at Michigan State University from 1983-97, earning CCHA First Team All-Star honors in 1984-85 and a Second Team All-Star berth in 1985-86. ...more


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