Boston Bruins Name Don Sweeney as GM


This morning, May 20th, the Bruins organization announced that Don Sweeney will be taking over as General Manager for the Boston Bruins.

Sweeney has been an integral member of the Bruins organization for many years. Not only did he play for the team from 1989-2003, but he also served as Director of Hockey Operations from 2007-2009 where he was promoted to Assistant GM in September 2009. During this past season, Sweeney also served as GM for the Providence Bruins.

Sweeney has made some significant contributions to the Bruins on and off the ice. He organized the first off-season Development Camp, which helped improve the prospects’ potential of joining the team.  He also led the Providence B’s to a playoff spot this year and helped mold arguably some of the Bruins’ best players this year in David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner. 

"”Don has excelled in every role he has been in with the Bruins organization and has a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of our hockey operations department. His commitment and drive to bring a championship caliber team to the Boston fans was evident every step of the way through this search process, and I am confident that his leadership of our hockey operations department will lead to success.” Cam Neely"

The rumors about Don Sweeney taking over as GM have been floating around since Chiarelli’s departure so it was only a matter of time before it was announced. Now that we have a GM, it’s time to look forward to a brighter future that includes a winning record and hopefully some deep postseason play. But the questions still remain – who will be wearing the black and gold this year? AND – is Claude Julien still going to lead this team?

Charlie Jacobs, Cam Neely and Don Sweeney will hold a press conference at TD Garden today at 1:30 p.m.

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