The Bruins were named the Sports Team of the Year at the SportsBusiness Journals’ 2012 Sports Business Awards Wednesday.
Other teams nominated for the award included the Texas Rangers , Dayton Dragons, Sporting Kansas City and Stewart-Haas Racing. The Bruins are the fifth team to win the award.
The award covered March 1, 2011 through Feb. 29, 2012, covering their Stanley Cup  victory on June 15 last year. In addition to their victory in the finals over the Canucks, the Bruins’ “involvement in numerous charitable contributions to the Greater Boston community” was also recognized, according to a press release.