Claude Julien didn’t immediately know why one of his players handed him a game puck immediately following the B’s 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon.

He soon learned that he had coached in his 500th game with the Bruins, which placed him third all-time in franchise history behind only Art Ross and Milt Schmidt. Julien has put together a record of 284-158-58 over a seven-year period while winning a Cup and qualifying for the playoffs every season.

Julien also owns the all-time franchise record with 86 playoff games coached. Clearly he has already left his mark on the organization as the milestones keep falling for him.

“I had a player give me the puck [after Saturday’s game]," Julien explained, "and I said, 'What are you doing?' He said, 'That’s your puck.' I said, 'What for?' He said, 'It’s your 500th.' I didn’t know what he was talking about, but I guess I just coached my 500th game here with the Bruins, which I found out after the game. But our guys here know better. I don’t really want to know those kind things because they’re not as important as the rest of the job I have to do.

“It’s always nice to be here for that long and like I always say, I hope I can be here for another 500.”