Going to the Bruins opener and centennial celebration? Right here’s what you have to know.


Sculptor Harry Weber, who produced this Bobby Orr statue in entrance of TD Backyard, will create a commemorative bear statue for the Bruins’ a hundredth season. Lane Turner/Globe Employees

There are not any rings handy out and no banners to unveil, however the Bruins nonetheless have loads to have fun after they open their a hundredth NHL season Wednesday at TD Backyard.

They are going to roll out the gold carpet for some Bruins legends earlier than the sport, adopted by a gap ceremony, a raffle, and T-shirt giveaways. Wednesday is only the start of the festivities, nevertheless, because the crew has particular occasions deliberate all through the season.

The Bruins are the primary US-based NHL membership and third general to achieve 100 years of play, following Montreal in 2009 and Toronto in 2017.

Right here’s what you have to know in the event you’re headed to Causeway Avenue this season to have fun alongside the Bruins.

Opening night time

The Bruins welcome the Blackhawks to TD Backyard Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., however there may be loads of enjoyable available earlier than the puck drops.

Legendary gamers will stroll the gold carpet to kick off the festivities. Followers can catch a glimpse of their hockey heroes — of which there are loads — beginning at 4:15 p.m. on the Hub on Causeway. A few of these legends will return to the ice for the pregame ceremony.

Inside the sector, followers will discover T-shirts at every seat honoring the season-long theme of “Blood, Sweat & 100 Years.” The membership already unveiled its special-edition centennial jerseys in a vogue present at a JetBlue hangar at Logan Airport Sept. 16.

Although the puck drops at 7:30, followers ought to plan to be of their seats by 7.

Season-long celebrations

When you didn’t rating tickets to the opener, don’t concern. The celebrations will roll on all season.

The crew will maintain 5 “Period Nights,” each celebrating gamers from iconic eras in crew historical past. They are going to embody a pregame ceremony, visitor appearances, promotions, and extra.

The primary Period Night time might be Oct. 28 towards the Purple Wings, honoring “The Early Years” from 1924-59. On Nov. 18, the Bruins will have fun the 1960-76 “Huge Dangerous Bruins” after they host the Canadiens. The 1977-85 “Lunch Pail AC” Period Night time might be Dec. 16 towards the Rangers, and the 1986-2000 “New Blood, New Beginnings” Period Night time might be Jan. 20 towards the Canadiens. The Period Nights will conclude March 7 towards the Maple Leafs, when the “Return of a Champion” period (2001-present) is widely known.

On Thursday, the crew will host a black-tie gala on the Fairmont Copley Plaza to learn the Boston Bruins Basis, an occasion that may characteristic outstanding alums in addition to present gamers.

In November, the crew will launch a coffee-table e-book, “Blood, Sweat & 100 Years,” which can be the identify of a advertising marketing campaign that may launch Wednesday with the assistance of native advert company GYK Antler.

Additionally in November, NESN will air the primary episode of a four-part “docuseries” about Bruins historical past that may characteristic interviews with dozens of former and present gamers.

In early 2024, the Bruins will open Heritage Corridor, a everlasting exhibit on the second flooring of TD Backyard that may have fun the franchise’s 100-year historical past, with a set of artifacts in addition to interactive displays.

And later subsequent yr, the crew will host “100 Days of Hockey,” a sequence of group occasions resembling hockey clinics and faculty visits throughout New England that may culminate on Dec. 1, 2024, the a hundredth anniversary of the membership’s first recreation.

Nonetheless to be introduced is when the commemorative bear sculpture by Harry Weber might be carried out and the place it’s going to stand. Weber additionally sculpted the Bobby Orr statue in entrance of TD Backyard.