captaining the bruins, 1924—48: the adjusted list

1924-25                        No captain
1925-26                        Sprague Cleghorn
1926-27                        Sprague Cleghorn
1927-28                        Sprague Cleghorn
1928-29                        Lionel Hitchman
1929-30                        Lionel Hitchman
1930-31                        Lionel Hitchman
1931-32                        George Owen
1932-33                        Dit Clapper
1933-34                        Marty Barry
1934-35                        Nels Stewart
1935-36                        Eddie Shore
1936-37                        Red Beattie
1937-38                        Cooney Weiland
1938-39                        Cooney Weiland
1939-40                        Dit Clapper
1940-41                        Dit Clapper
1941-42                        Dit Clapper
1942-43                        Dit Clapper
1943-44                        Dit Clapper
1944-45                        Bill Cowley
1945-46                        Jack Crawford
1946-47                        Bobby Bauer
1947-48                        Milt Schmidt


Coloured gold are the Bruins not recognized in the team’s all-time register of captains and mostly ignored, too, in the standard references. Golden dates reflect corrections to years that various captains served.

Boston Globe, November 5, 1935.