The Boston Bruins have fired general manager Peter Chiarelli.
Chiarelli was the team’s GM for the last nine seasons, during which the Bruins compiled a 386-233-85 record. The Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since 1972 in 2011 and reached the Stanley Cup Final again in 2013 before losing to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Team president Cam Neely and CEO Charlie Jacobs will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
“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.”
Chiarelli played college hockey in the Boston area at Harvard and was a player agent before he was hired as the assistant GM of the Ottawa Senators.
The Bruins finished 41-27-14 this season, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
- Paul Palladino