captain_americaOver at THN.com, John Grigg this week ranked the top 10 American-born players in NHL history. Future Hall-of-Fame defenseman Chris Chelios is ranked No. 1, while newly elected HOF-bound blueliner Brian Leetch — a former Boston Bruin — came in at No. 2.

Obviously, the best American-born player on the current Bruins roster is goaltender Tim Thomas, who should be the Team USA starting netminder for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver this February. But who’s the best U.S.-born player in Bruins history? Write your picks on the comments section of this post and I’ll try to write a little more on this at another time.