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Photos: Fan Fest Tour Stops in Manchester

Donato, Grzelcyk, Sweeney mingle with fans during Day 2

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The 2018 Boston Bruins Fan Fest Tour rolled on Saturday afternoon with its second stop at Arms Park in Manchester, New Hampshire. Matt Grzelcyk made the trip from Portland for Day 2 and was joined by teammate Ryan Donato, as well as Bruins general manager Don Sweeney, assistant coach Kevin Dean, alums Rick Middleton and Andrew Alberts, and NESN analyst Andy Brickley.

See the best photos from the day's events:

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Sweeney Talks Training Camp, China at Fan Fest Tour

Bruins general manager is looking forward to a unique preseason

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Don Sweeney has been around New England for most of his adult life. The New Brunswick native arrived in Cambridge in 1984 for his freshman season at Harvard and hasn't really left.

The blue liner went on to play 15 of his 16 NHL seasons - and over 1,000 games - with the Bruins, before transitioning into a management role with the organization in 2006.

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Bruins Fan Fest Tour Begins in Portland

Acciari, Grzelcyk join thousands at Hadlock Field

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

PORTLAND, Maine - The second annual Boston Bruins Fan Fest Tour kicked off on Friday afternoon at Hadlock Field in Portland, with thousands of fans flocking to the home of the Sea Dogs to mingle with Bruins players - past and present - and take part in a number of Black & Gold-themed activities.

Current Bruins Matt Grzelcyk and Noel Acciari were on hand, along with assistant coach Jay Pandolfo and alums Rick Middleton and Bruce Shoebottom, to sign autographs, take pictures, and participate in question-and-answer sessions with the fans.

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Bruins Visit Patriots Training Camp

McAvoy, Grzelcyk, Donato, Wagner take in practice in Foxborough

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

FOXBOROUGH - Matt Grzelcyk is a professional athlete in one of the most passionate sports cities in the world. But that doesn't mean he can't still be a fan, too.

The Charlestown native grew up rooting for the Patriots and was able to cross one thing off his bucket list on Tuesday afternoon when he joined teammates Charlie McAvoy, Ryan Donato, and Chris Wagner for a visit to New England's final official training camp practice of the summer. The quartet took in the session from the VIP bleachers before heading down to the field following practice to meet with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, and several players, including Rob Gronkowski and Patrick Chung.

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Photos: Bear Tracks Visits Pastrnak in Prague

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - As he ramps up his offseason training, David Pastrnak took the Bear Tracks crew around his native Czech Republic, including a tour of historic downtown Prague.

Check out some of the best photos from the trip:

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NHL Announces 2018-19 Boston Bruins National TV Broadcast Schedule

B's are tied for fifth-most in league with 14 nationally televised games

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, August 13, the league's official 2018-19 U.S. television broadcast schedule. Please note that NESN will broadcast all non-exclusive games locally.

The Boston Bruins will have 14 nationally broadcast games this season on either NBC or NBC Sports Network, including the season opener against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. The Bruins are tied with the New York Rangers for the fifth-most nationally televised games, behind the Chicago Blackhawks (18), Washington Capitals (18), Philadelphia Flyers (17) and Pittsburgh Penguins (15).

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Weymouth Announced as the TD Bank Fan Fest Contest Mystery Location

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

 

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today, August 10, that the Bruins Summer Fan Fest Tour will make a stop in Weymouth, MA after being chosen as the winning submission of the TD Bank Fan Fest Contest. Fans were asked to tell the Bruins why the Fan Fest Tour should stop in their town. The Fan Fest Tour will stop in Weymouth on Friday, August 24 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Weymouth High School (1 Wildcat Way, South Weymouth, MA 02190).

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Boston Bruins Hold National Anthem Auditions for 2018-19 Season

52 singers vying for a chance to replace Rene Rancourt

by Riley Nelson @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

The black Boston Bruins carpet was laid out in its familiar position, coming out of the Zamboni tunnel and draped across the TD Garden floor where a new sheet of ice will rest in less than two months. A single spotlight shone on the Spoked-B at the end of the carpet, waiting for the next Boston Bruins National Anthem singer to assume his or her position, just as Rene Rancourt did for 41 years.

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Bruins To Participate In Prospects Challenge In Buffalo, NY

Event featuring top prospects from Bruins, Sabres, Devils, Penguins will take place at HarborCenter from Sept. 7-10

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today, August 8, that the team will again participate in the Prospects Challenge from September 7-10 at HarborCenter in Buffalo (100 Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14203). This marks the fourth consecutive year the Bruins have participated in the challenge. The Bruins defeated Pittsburgh (3-2) and New Jersey (9-3) and fell to Buffalo (7-4) in last year's Prospects Challenge. Bruins prospects who participated in last year's tournament and also played in at least one regular season game with Boston in 2017-18 include forwards Anders Bjork, Jake Debrusk, Danton Heinen, Sean Kuraly, and defensemen Matt Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy.

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PJ Stock Livens Up Bruins Global Trip to China

The Bruins Alumni spent 10 days in China keeping others on their toes

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BEIJING - P.J. Stock played 130 NHL games for the Bruins over the course of three NHL seasons from 2001-04. Despite the short stint with the team, the impact he made on Bruins fans is still felt to this day. With five career goals and 523 career penalty minutes, his blue-collar style quickly endeared him to the Boston faithful. In addition to his rough-and-tumble flair on the ice, his off-ice shenanigans kept teammates, coaches and fans alike entertained.

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