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Last night the Boston Bruins Foundation hosted their annual casino night at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel. It was, as always a well supported affair — with fans flooding the game tables for a chance to gamble with their favorite players.

“It’s going well I think,” said defenseman Dougie Hamilton. “A lot of fun people here, it’s fun to be able to do this, and I think more fun after a win.”

It’s an event unlike any other held during the season and a chance for not only the fans to interact with the players; but it gives the players a chance to get to know their fans. All the proceeds benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation. This years event featured a special tribute to Sam Berns, a vibrant teen and close friend of the team, who lost his battle with Progeria earlier this month. A portion of the casino night proceeds will benefit the Progeria Research Foundation.

“It’s good, it’s a lot of fun,” said defenseman Torey Krug. “It’s nice to be able to come out and have conversation with some fans, it’s enjoyable.”

The evening allowed the Bruins a night of fun following their impressive 4-0 win against he Edmonton Oilers earlier that afternoon.

Adam McQuaid, Jarome Iginla and Brad Marchand took a few moments away from the tables to speak candidly about casino night and the importance of the Boston Bruins Foundation.

 

 

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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