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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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16 1
Tom Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Tom Johnson age 34

2
29 7
Claude Julien is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Claude Julien age 58

3
17 3
Art Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Art Ross Died at 78 (1886-1964)

4
20 6
Don Cherry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Don Cherry age 84

5
12 2
Terry O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time

6
12 3
Milt Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Milt Schmidt age 100

7
13 4
Gerry Cheevers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time

8
14 6
Harry Sinden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Harry Sinden age 86

9
11 7
Pat Burns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Pat Burns Died at 58 (1952-2010)

10
6 2
Frank Patrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Frank Patrick Died at 75 (1885-1960)

11
5 2
Phil Watson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Phil Watson Died at 77 (1914-1991)

12
5 2
Mike Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Mike Sullivan age 50

13
5 2
Dit Clapper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dit Clapper Died at 71 (1907-1978)

14
5 2
Cooney Weiland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Cooney Weiland Died at 81 (1904-1985)

The Greatest Boston Bruins of All Time

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7 5
Cy Denneny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Cy Denneny Died at 79 (1891-1970)

16
6 4
Mike Keenan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Mike Keenan age 69

17
4 3
Bep Guidolin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Bep Guidolin Died at 83 (1925-2008)

18
2 2
Georges Boucher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Georges Boucher Died at 64 (1896-1960)

19
3 4
Lynn Patrick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Lynn Patrick Died at 68 (1912-1980)

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3 4
Brian Sutter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Brian Sutter age 62

21
6 8
Mike Milbury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Mike Milbury age 66

22
2 4
Butch Goring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Butch Goring age 69

23
2 4
Robbie Ftorek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Robbie Ftorek age 66

24
2 5
Rick Bowness is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Rick Bowness age 63

25
1 4
Fred Creighton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Fred Creighton age 88

26
2 6
Mike O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time

27
2 7
Dave Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Dave Lewis age 65

28
1 6
Steve Kasper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boston Bruins Coaches of All Time
Steve Kasper age 57