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Brad Marchand
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Brad Marchand

Boston Bruins, 2011

Boston's third-round pick in 2006 established a reputation as a productive agitator during the Bruins' run to the Stanley Cup Final. The 23-year-old rookie, who scored 21 goals and 41 points during the regular season, produced a team record 11 tallies and 19 points in the playoffs, including five in the Cup final vs. Vancouver. He also gained a measure of notoriety by brazenly punching Daniel Sedin of the Canucks in the head four times during Game 6 of the feisty, hotly contested series for the silverware. Here are 12 more NHL players who made names for themselves or had their "coming out party" in the postseason.

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