O'REILLY FIRST NAMED TO BOSTON ALUMNI ROSTER
Veteran Bruins Enforcer to Skate in Alumni Game
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, entering their 20th season in the American Hockey League, announced today that former Boston Bruin Terry O'Reilly will participate in the Alumni Game on November 13 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
Boston's first pick in the 1971 NHL Entry Draft, O'Reilly spent his entire professional career in Boston. The Niagara Falls, Ontario native began his professional career in 1971 with the Boston Blazers (AHL) after spending three seasons with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. A perennial physical force in the Bruins' lineup, O'Reilly recorded 2,095 penalty minutes in 891 NHL games. During his 14-year career, the right wing racked up over 200 penalty minutes in five consecutive seasons.
On top of his physical presence, O'Reilly added 204 goals and 402 assists for 606 career NHL points. During the 1977-78 season, he led the club with a career-high 90 points. The veteran spent his final two professional seasons as the Bruins' captain before retiring after the 1985 campaign. In 2002, O'Reilly became part of the Bruins' history when the organization retired his playing number (24).
Over the next month, the Providence Bruins will continue to unveil the roster of players that will participate in the November 13 Alumni Game.