If These Walls Could Talk

“If These Walls Could Talk” – Stan Jonathan

Stan Jonathan

The walls of Skybokx 109 feature a collection of classic photos and rare memorabilia celebrating the history and character of Boston sports.

Each of these photos and artifacts tell a unique story.

Here’s our most recent installment “If These Walls Could Talk” series – Boston bruins LW Stan Jonathan

Feisty Stan Jonathan started his NHL career with one game in the 1975–76 NHL season, before being called up permanently for the 1976–77 season. He typified Bruins hockey, displaying both outstanding offensive ability and toughness. Jonathan was adept at knocking in rebounds, and Don Cherry, his coach at the time, stated that he had the most accurate shot in the league. As a rookie, he led all NHL players in shooting percentage, putting goals in at a clip of 23.9%.

That year, 1977–78, was his most productive season as he scored 27 goals with 25 assists. He also had 116 penalty minutes that year. His second season, he won the Bruins’ “7th Player Award” voted on by the fans for the player who exceeded expectations.

Arguably Jonathan’s most famous moment was his bloody fight with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Pierre Bouchard in a brawl during Game 4 of the 1978 Stanley Cup Finals.

Stan is a full-blooded Tuscarora, born in Ohsweken, Ontario, a Six Nations reserve near Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

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