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Former Bruin Andrew Ference Wins ‘Throwback Thursday,' Others Need Not Apply

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Andrew Ference, seen here with Chris Kelly in 2013, gave his own take on "Throwback Thursday" this week, including a photo for the ages. Mary Schwalm/AP

In the 21st century of “everything in life must be Facebooked, Tweeted, and Instagramed,” the phrase “Throwback Thursday” has become a staple of the American lexicon, where someone posts an old photo of themselves or something from their past, accompanied by “#TBT.”

Instead of just going with the same-old trend, former Bruin Andrew Ference decided to have some fun this Thursday, substituting his own phrase for the day and including a photo that is easily the frontrunner for this week’s best.

Ference was a longtime fan-favorite during his 6 1/2 seasons in Boston, a staple on a strong Bruins blue line that became one of the top defenses in the NHL, winning the Stanley Cup in 2011 and making another appearance in the 2013 Final.

After the 2013 season, Ference signed with his hometown Edmonton Oilers and was named captain of the team. In 2013-14, he tallied three goals and 15 assists in 71 games.

Ference is also well-known for his renowned charity work off the ice. This past season, he was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is “given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”

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