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Bruins' goaltender wants to be part of team history
The Bruins honored the 1970 and 1972 teams on Saturday night, re-raising their banners to the TD Garden Rafters. It was part of a ongoing ceremony that will honor players from that era.
Jeremy Swayman watched as the team recognized the past, honored to wear the B crest on his chest and motivated to be that kind of player fans would want to honor 50 years from now.
“I was thinking how honored I am to wear the same jersey as those guys,” he said. “It’s a huge motivator for myself and I’m sure all my teammates. It means the world to be able to wear the same crest as them. Knowing that they created such an incredible history that paved the way for hockey in general and what it means to be a Boston Bruin.”
Swayman knows the rich history the Bruins have and the legacies players have created wearing the black and gold.
“I’ve wanted to be that since I could walk. That’s a motivator I’ve always had,” said Swayman, who met and talked to legends Gerry Cheevers and Eddie Johnston, the respective goalies on the 1970 and 1972 teams. “To etch history and to be at the level to do that now, I’m excited. It’s a huge motivator for myself. I would love to be in their shoes someday doing the same thing.”
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