is the Bruins' 2010–11 Boston Bruins season 86th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).
2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California Boston selected Tyler Seguin with their first-round pick, 2nd overall. A week earlier, on June 16, 2010, Bruins Owner  Jeremy Jacobs and Principal Charlie Jacobs announced that Cam Neely had been named President of the Boston Bruins. Neely, a former player and 2005  Hall of Fame inductee, became the eighth president in club history.
The Bruins sought to "tweak the composition"
during the off-season, trading puck-moving defenseman  Dennis Wideman to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a perennial 20-goal scorer in Nathan Horton.
Reading Royals, Boston's affiliate within the East Coast Hockey League renewed their relationship during the off-season. This marked the second year the organizations shared affiliation, with the Royals playing host to several Bruins prospects including goaltender Matt Dalton and defenseman Rob Kwiet.
On June 21, 2010, the Bruins announced their seven-game pre-season schedule.
Closing out the schedule are two exhibition matches; the first is in  Belfast, Northern Ireland, against the Belfast Giants Select, a unified team composed of an All-Star selection of the best EIHL players from each team. The Bruins then face off against HC Liberec of the Czech Extraliga in their final pre-season match.
Regular season Edit
As part of the
2010 Compuware NHL Premiere Games, the Bruins will begin their season on Saturday, October 9, playing against the Phoenix Coyotes at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Boston Bruins will attempt to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 4th consecutive season.
Schedule and results Edit
Regular season Edit
2010–11 Game Log
Win (2 points)
Loss (0 points) Overtime/Shootout Loss (1 point)
Updated July 14, 2010. 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Kamloops, British Columbia
Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
Dingolfing, West Germany
The Bruins have been involved in the following
transactions during the 2010–11 season.
Free agents acquired Edit
Free agents lost Edit
Player Signings Edit
Player Contract terms
Yuri Alexandrov  2 years, $1.46 million entry-level contract
Shawn Thornton  2 years, $1.625 million
Dennis Seidenberg  4 years, $13 million
Johnny Boychuk  2 years, $3.75 million
Mark Recchi  1 year, $1.7 million
Daniel Paille  2 years, $2.15 million
Mark Stuart  1 year, $1.675 million
Andrew Bodnarchuk  1 year, $577,500
Jeff LoVecchio  1 year, $605,000
Adam McQuaid  2 years, $1.15 million
Blake Wheeler  1 year, $2.2 million
Tyler Seguin  3 years, entry-level contract
Draft picks Edit
Boston's picks at the
2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California. 
Notes on draft picks
^a1 The ^a2 Toronto Maple Leafs' first and second-round picks went to the Bruins as the result of a trade on September 18, 2009, that sent Phil Kessel to Toronto in exchange for these picks.
 The ^b Carolina Hurricanes' fourth-round pick went to the Bruins as the result of a trade on July 24, 2009, that sent Aaron Ward to Carolina for this pick and Patrick Eaves.
 The ^c Chicago Black Hawks' seventh-round pick went to the Bruins as the result of a trade on June 26, 2010, that sent Boston's seventh-round pick in 2011 to Chicago for this pick.
 The Bruins' first-round pick, 15th overall, was traded to the Florida Panthers as a result of the trade in which the Bruins acquired Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell on June 22, 2010. </span>
 The Bruins' third-round pick, 75th overall, was traded to the Buffalo Sabres as a result of the trade in which the Bruins acquired Daniel Paille on October 20, 2009. </span>
Providence Bruins Edit
Providence Bruins, based in Providence, Rhode Island, are the Bruins AHL affiliate. The Bruins will look to return to the Calder Cup playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Reading Royals Edit
Reading Royals, based in Reading, Pennsylvania, are the Bruins ECHL affiliate. The Royals will again look to compete in the Kelly Cup playoffs.
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