For close to 40 years Bruce has covered the sport of hockey. Bruce shot his first Stanley Cup final in Philadelphia in 1976 as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Flyers. Since then, Bruce has covered 33 Cup Finals, 30 All-Star games, over 325 international games including four Winter Olympics, and more than 4,500 National Hockey League games. In addition, Bruce has been the team photographer for several Stanley Cup winning teams including the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, and New York Rangers to name a few.
Bruce’s company Bruce Bennett Studios (BBS) and its’ archive of two million hockey images was acquired by Getty Images in 2004.
Bruce was born in Brooklyn in and later raised in Levittown, New York. He currently resides in Old Bethpage, New York with his wife of 27 years, BettyAnn, and two children Melanie and Max.
BRUCE BENNETT NUMBERS (Through February 26, 2014)
4237 Regular season/playoffs
267 NHL Preseason Games
192 Int Tours, tournaments, exhibitions
180 Olympic Games
30 NHL All-Star Games
33 NHL Stanley Cup deciding games
8 WHA Games
22 Old-timers & Masters Games
47 Minors, juniors & College games
52 Arenas Shot in for Reg Season NHL games
1 Winter Classic Games