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Peter Chiarelli Done In Boston

Boston, MA - Boston Bruins President Cam Neely announced today, Wednesday, April 15, that Peter Chiarelli has been relieved of his duties as General Manager of the Boston Bruins. An Interim General Manager will not be named at this time and the search for a new hire - which will be led by Bruins Chief Executive Officer Charlie Jacobs and Neely - will begin immediately. The Bruins current Assistant General Managers, Player Personnel Staff and Coaching Staff will remain in place at this time.

Jacobs and Neely will hold a press conference today at 3:00 p.m. ET in the Will McDonough Room at TD Garden.


"We are grateful for Peter's service to the Bruins organization over the last nine seasons," said Neely. "His efforts undoubtedly helped the team achieve great success during his tenure and he helped restore the proud tradition of Boston Bruins hockey. We ultimately feel that this change is necessary in order to ensure sustainable success for the club both in the short term and the long term. Our search for a new General Manager will begin immediately."

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aerodude's avatar

Seems a little trigger happy, but you could tell Chiarelli hardly got respect from his ownership even the year they won the cup. First in line as a scape goat I guess. Here’s hoping they get a Milbury on their next try.

Posted by aerodude on 04/15/15 at 11:25 AM ET

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Why bother with “a” Milbury when they could get THE Milbury!

Posted by BobTheZee on 04/15/15 at 12:03 PM ET

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Not like this guy wasn’t very successful as a GM or anything.  Funny how one bad season can do that to you.

Posted by neffernin on 04/15/15 at 12:50 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Not like this guy wasn’t very successful as a GM or anything.  Funny how one bad season can do that to you.

He gave up a lot of talent and picks to win a single Cup in 2011.

Posted by TreKronor on 04/15/15 at 01:41 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Statement from Jeremy Jacobs…

Boston, MA – Boston Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs issued the following statement on Wednesday, April 15:

“Peter Chiarelli has done a tremendous job for the Boston Bruins over the last nine seasons. During that time I have come to know, and like him, both professionally and personally. This decision was not an easy one for Cam and Charlie but, ultimately, the right one for this organization. They have my full support in this decision. I know Peter will move on and continue to do great things in the league and I would give him my highest recommendation.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/15/15 at 03:29 PM ET

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