Cars have always been a part of professional hockey in Boston. Bobby Orr was signed as a Bruin before he was out of high school. The Bruins lured the young star to the franchise with a package that could hardly be resisted. There was a $ 1,000 cash payment. His mom got a bonus too. She got her house stucco’d. Bobby got a new suit sized to fit a 14-year-old. A car was part of the deal too. Bobby was signed in 1962. The deal was that the car could not be newer than a 1956 model. So his dad got a six-year-old ‘56 Chevy. Of course, Bobby was to play for a farm team far from home, so the car was needed to get him there and back.
The modern day Bruins drive cars that are a bit fancier. Perhaps the fanciest was former Bruin’s star Tyler Seguin, who owned a Maserati. His car was booted by traffic enforcement in the city while he was a player. The Maserati epitomized part of the reason that Seguin was traded. He was growing up too slowly, and the Bruins don’t tolerate any of that nonsense.
Milan Lucic is a dad now, and he has been seen in a full-sized SUV. However, on a recent episode of Behind the B, the Bruins’ behind the scenes show that reveals the players’ lives off ice, Milan seems to be shown in a Porsche Panamera.
The B’s captain Zdeno Chara needs a full-size car to squeeze his 6 foot 9 inch self into, so he drives an Aston Martin. That car was part of a little spat with his luxury condo association over the parking situation. Bruins defensive sensation Tory Krug is seen putting his gear into a Jeep Grand Cherokee in a recent episode of Behind the B and defensive newbie Zach Trotman drives a Ford F-150.
Assistant Captain Patrice Bergeron cruises to and from games in his Audi Q7. Quite different from his fellow assistant from a couple season back, Andrew Ference, who calls himself “Not a car guy.” Ference was known to bike to and from games. Keep in mind this is a winter sport. He also had a Fisker Karma, which jives well with his environmental beliefs and is a bit easier to drive in snow.