BOSTON — That No. 63 sure looks awkward skating around in real NHL games, but it’s been kind to Bruins forward Brad Marchand.
That’s why last year’s rookie revelation isn’t planning on making a number switch even now that he’s fresh off a 21-goal season and has a two-year, $5 million contract in hand.
“The only other number I wanted was 17,” said Marchand after today’s first day of on-ice training camp at TD Garden.
So unless Marchand wins a wrestling match with fellow forward Milan Lucic or has a change of heart, Bruins fans can count on seeing that No. 63 on the ice for a regular shift for years to come.