The Boston chapter of the NHL has not been dubbed the Big Bad Bruins for nothing. The B’s have had their fair share of “enforcers” throughout franchise history.
But what is a hockey enforcer exactly?
Enforcer is an unofficial role in ice hockey. The term is sometimes used synonymously with “fighter“, “tough guy“, or “goon“. An enforcer’s job is to deter and respond to dirty or violent play by the opposition. When such play occurs, the enforcer is expected to respond aggressively, by fighting or checking the offender. Enforcers are expected to react particularly harshly to violence against star players or goalies.
This list has been compiled by fan feedback on the Big Bad Bruins Facebook Community Page and career PIM’s will be the key factor in determining our list.
So tape up your hands and put the training staff on standby, it’s time to get a bloodied lip and shiner.
Grab that ice bag and enjoy the Top Five Boston Bruins Enforcers Of All Time.
Honorable Mention –PJ Stock
Seasons With Bruins: 2+
Total PIMs With Bruins: 182
#5 -John Wensink
Seasons With Bruins: 4
Total PIMs With Bruins: 429