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NHL Announces Rosters For 2016 Winter Classic Alumni Game

by NHL Public Relations / Boston Bruins

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League, the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens today jointly released the current rosters for the 2016 NHL Winter Classic™ Alumni Game. The game, which will be played outdoors by greats from both Original Six™ franchises, will take place Thursday, Dec. 31, at 3:30 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.

More than 40 former players and coaches are scheduled to participate in the renewal of this legendary rivalry in this unique outdoor setting. Those returning for the Bruins include Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, Terry O'Reilly and more; Don Cherry and Mike Milbury will serve as Boston's coaches. Yvan Cournoyer, Jacques Demers and Guy Lafleur lead the Canadiens alumni with a roster that includes Larry Robinson, Guy Carbonneau, Jose Theodore and Mats Naslund, among many other notable names.

Bruins Alumni Roster           Canadiens Alumni Roster
PJ Axelsson           Donald Audette
Bob Beers           Christian Bordeleau
Ray Bourque           Francis Bouillon
Rob DiMaio           Benoit Brunet
Tom Fergus           Patrice Brisebois
Hal Gill           Guy Carbonneau
Steve Heinze           Lucien Deblois
Al Iafrate           Gilbert Delorme
Brian Leetch           Eric Desjardins
Reggie Lemelin           Normand Dupont
Ken Linseman           Gaston Gingras
Rick Middleton           Rick Green
Jay Miller           Mike Keane
Cam Neely           Alex Kovalev
Terry O'Reilly           Sergio Momesso
Andrew Raycroft           Mats Naslund
Mark Recchi           Chris Nilan
Sergei Samsonov           Lyle Odelein
Marco Sturm           Oleg Petrov    
Bob Sweeney           Stephane Quintal
Don Sweeney           Stephane Richer
Tim Sweeney           Larry Robinson
Glen Wesley           Richard Sevigny
            Steve Shutt
            Jose Theodore
                 
Bruins Coaching Staff           Canadiens Coaching Staff
Lyndon Byers           Simon Arsenault
Don Cherry           Yvan Cournoyer  
Stan Jonathan           Jacques Demers
Don Marcotte           Stéphane Gauthier
Tom McVie           Réjean Houle
Mike Milbury           Guy Lafleur
Derek Sanderson            
     
Bruins Honorary Coaches
John Bucyk
Eddie Sandford

These rosters are current as of Nov. 24 – additions or changes may be made leading up to the game. The Alumni Game will consist of three 20-minute periods (running time) and two 12-minute intermissions. NBCSN will broadcast the alumni game nationally in the U.S. In Canada, the Alumni Game will be televised on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

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