The Boston Bruins extended Peter Chiarelli as the General Manager for four more years. Peter Chiarelli got extended second time with Bruins and he will be with Bruins till 2017-18 season.
Along with the GM responsibilities, he is awarded with some additional duties. He has to serve as an alternate governor on the NHL’s Board of Governors. And he is also a member of Canada Olympic Men’s Team management.
Cam Neely (president) and Charlie Jacobs (Principal) scheduled a press conference on Friday to discuss the contract extension.
Stanley Cup winner Chiarelli had signed Bruins in 2006 and this is his eighth season as General Manager. He was the seventh manager to the team and third to lift the Stanley Cup. As Bruins GM Art Ross won it three times (1929, 1939 and 1941). Milt Schmidt was General Manager of Boston Bruins championship teams in 1970 and 1972.
The 49 year-old Chiarelli contributed seven seasons with Bruins, in which six seasons Bruins were qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. After taking the responsibilities as GM he made Bruins strong and Stanley Cup winner in 2011.
Boston is 291G-187W-62L in the regular season and 50W-35L in the postseason under Chiarelli.
Chiarelli was served as assistant GM & director of legal relations for Ottawa Senators before coming signing the Bruins.