March 7th, 2010 by

Today in Boston Bruins’ history: Cam Neely

On Mar. 7, 1994, Boston Bruins’ Hall of Fame power forward Cam Neely became the second-fastest player to net 50-goals in NHL history — tallying his 50th in just 44 games. Neely made history in a 6-3 triumph over the Washington Capitals. Only “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky has scored 50 goals in fewer games in NHL history — 39 games.
  • Ranked ninth on the Bruins’ all time scoring list with 344-246-590 in 524 games played in Black-and-Gold
  • Had three 50-goals seasons [all in Boston]
  • Bruins’ single-season all-time leader in goals for a winger — 55 in in 1989-90
  • Franchise leader in post-season goals — 55
  • Four time All Star
  • Led the Bruins in scoring in seven of 10 NHL seasons
  • Hall of Fame inductee in 2005
  • Had his No. 8 retired by the Bruins on Jan. 12, 2004

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