Boston Bruins: Top 5 Players Most Likely To Have Their Number Retired

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David Pastrnak

Now, this is one that remains very much to be seen. David Pastrnak is still an incredibly young player at just 24 years old, so retirement is likely a long way off and who knows if he remains a Boston Bruins player for life or not.

Right now, on the Boston Bruins all-time leading regular season goals list, he already ranks 22nd. If he has even a 40-goal campaign next season, he’s going to be 15th all-time having only played seven seasons.

Again, it’s early in his career and he’s only played 390 regular season games, but his points per game is right up there with Ray Bourque and slightly ahead of Johnny Bucyk, though they of course maintained that over 1000-plus games.

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He already has a Maurice Richard Trophy to his name, with the shortened campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately stopping him short of 50 goals. That season still placed him in some elite company though.

It’s hard to predict what the future may bring, but everything points towards David Pastrnak being an elite member of the Boston Bruins for the considerable future.

Given the steady improvement of his goalscoring and all-round points production season-on-season, it’s not unbelievable to expect him to hit the 100-point mark, nor top the 50-goal mark.

Consistently doing so for the next 10 years will ultimately decide whether his number is one day considered for retirement.

Right now, he’s got a way to go. That’s doesn’t mean he can’t one day get there though.