Bruins Throwback Thursday: Johnny Boychuk Then & Now (PHOTOS)

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Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk goes by many names such as “Johnny Rocket” and “Boom Boom” Boychuk for his laser like shot and his physical play. He came into his own during the 2013 Cup run as he led the NHL with 6 goals from the blue line. And oh yeah, he laid waste to the opposition with is thunderous body checks.

But how did Johnny Boychuk arrive to this point? How did he become a fan favorite of the Back & Gold? Let’s step into the Black & Gold time machine and look back at Johnny Boychuk’s hockey journey.

Welcome to Bruins Throwback Thursday!

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(PHOTO: MLAC.Net)

Age: 16

Midget “AAA” United Cycle

 

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(PHOTO: Corey Hallisley)

Age:  17

Calgary Hitmen

 

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(PHOTO: Teaparty Throwdown)

Age: 18

Team Canada U-18

 

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(PHOTO: Teaparty Throwdown)

Age:  18

Drafted By Colorado Avalanche

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Age: 22 

Lowell Lock Monsters

 

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Age: 24

Colorado Avalanche

 

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Age:  25

Providence Bruins

 

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(PHOTO: Icethetics)

Age: 25

Boston Bruins – Winter Classic

 

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(PHOTO: Bruins.com)

Age: 27

Boston Bruins – Stanley Cup Champion

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(PHOTO: The Score)

Age: 29

Boston Bruins – 2013 Stanley Cup Final

 

Very happy the Boychuk trade rumors were just that….rumors.  He is a top 4 d-man who embodies what it is to be a BIG BAD BRUIN.

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