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Coaches The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time  

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In all the years they've been competing in the NHL, the Boston Bruins have certainly gone through some great (and not so great) coaches. That said, who is the best Boston Bruins head coach of all time? This list ranks every Boston Bruins coach from best to worst with the help of our users. Hockey fans like you have already voted on this list, but we want you to contribute as well. Upvote your top Boston Bruins coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff appearances in mind.

Cy Denneny was the first Bruins coach to win the Stanley Cup finals, which he did in 1929. The 1928-1929 season was Cy Denneny's lone season as head coach of the Bruins Art Ross, who coached the Bruins in three non consecutive stints, was the first head coach of the Bruins in 1924. Ross's lone Stanley Cup championship would come in 1939, fifteen years after first coaching the team.

If the Boston Bruins assembled a team with the best NHL players from every decade, who would coach it? Vote up for the most winningest Boston Bruins coach, or simply just the coach that you personally liked the most. When you're done, compare them to the all-time greatest NHL coaches.
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41 8
Don Cherry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
age 85
2
29 5
Art Ross is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 78 (1886-1964)
3
46 20
Claude Julien is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
age 59
4
24 4
Terry O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
5
24 6
Tom Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Tom Johnson age 35
6
26 8
Harry Sinden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Harry Sinden age 87
7
17 5
Milt Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
age 101
8
19 8
Gerry Cheevers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
9
21 10
Pat Burns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 58 (1952-2010)
10
17 10
Mike Milbury is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
age 67
11
9 5
Bep Guidolin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)
12
9 5
Cooney Weiland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)
13
9 5
Frank Patrick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Frank Patrick Dec. at 75 (1885-1960)
14
7 4
Dit Clapper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 71 (1907-1978)
15
8 6
Brian Sutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
age 63
16
7 5
Mike Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
age 51
17
7 5
Phil Watson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 77 (1914-1991)
18
5 4
Georges Boucher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 64 (1896-1960)
19
9 9
Cy Denneny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 79 (1891-1970)
20
9 11
Mike Keenan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
age 70
21
6 8
Rick Bowness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
age 64
22
5 7
Butch Goring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
age 70
23
6 9
Robbie Ftorek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
age 67
24
5 8
Lynn Patrick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 68 (1912-1980)
25
4 8
Fred Creighton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Fred Creighton age 89