Bruins extend GM Peter Chiarelli

The Boston Bruins have extended general manager Peter Chiarelli’s contract, signing him to a four-year extension which will keep him as GM for the Bruins through the 2017-18 season.

According to ESPN, the Bruins will announce the extension on Friday morning at a news conference.

Chiarelli has been with Boston since the 2006-07 season – the last time the Bruins missed the playoffs – and had one year left on his deal, per the Boston Herald. He has played a huge role in the Bruins recent success, as they have made the Stanley Cup Finals two of the past three seasons, winning it in 2011.

“He’s done a fantastic job since he’s been here,”  Bruins president Cam Neely said during the team’s exit interviewers. “From when he came until now, there’s been a lot of player/personnel turnover, but we’ve kept the right guys and built from that.”

The Bruins lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games in the Stanley Cup Finals this past season, and look to have another successful season with Chiarelli at the helm.

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