List of Boston Bruins general managers

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Don Sweeney is the current general manager of the Boston Bruins.

The Boston Bruins, a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts, has had eight general managers in its team history.[1] The franchise is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The franchise was founded in 1924 and entered the NHL as the first American-based expansion team, playing its initial seasons at the still-active Boston Arena.[2][3] It is an Original Six team, along with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks. Its home arena is the 17,565-person capacity TD Garden, where it has played since 1995, after leaving the Boston Garden.

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Boston Bruins
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Art Ross November 1, 1924 April 1, 1954 [4][5]
2 Lynn Patrick April 1, 1954 April 5, 1965 [5][6]
3 Hap Emms April 5, 1965 June 1967 [6][7]
4 Milt Schmidt June 1967 October 5, 1972 [7][8]
5 Harry Sindendagger October 5, 1972 November 1, 2000 [4][8]
6 Mike O'Connell November 1, 2000 March 25, 2006
  • 2 division titles and 3 playoff appearances
[4][9]
Jeff Gorton (Interim) March 25, 2006 May 26, 2006
  • 0 playoff appearances
[9][10]
7 Peter Chiarelli May 26, 2006 April 15, 2015
  • Acquired Zdeno Chara via free agency in 2006
  • Won Stanley Cup 1 time in 2 finals appearances (2011, 2013)
  • Won Presidents' Trophy (2013–14)
  • 2 conference titles, 4 division titles, and 7 playoff appearances
[10][11]
8 Don Sweeney May 20, 2015
  • 0 playoff appearances
[1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once. Interim general managers do not count towards the total.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bruins Name Don Sweeney General Manager". Boston Bruins. May 20, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Northeastern University Athletics Official Website". Gonu.com. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Katy Fitzpatrick (October 2, 2009). ""New Season Brings Renovated Arena for Northeastern," ''USCHO.com'', October 2, 2009". Uscho.com. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "BRUINS PRESIDENTS, GENERAL MANAGERS, COACHES and CAPTAINS" (PDF). Boston Bruins. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Art Ross Will Retire As Boston Bruins' GM" (PDF). Niagara Falls Gazette. April 2, 1954. p. 26. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Bruins Shake Management". Cumberland Evening Times. April 6, 1965. p. 12. Retrieved July 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ a b "Schmidt Faces Challenges As Boston Bruins' New GM". Ottawa Journal. March 7, 1967. p. 15. Retrieved July 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ a b "Sinden Returns To NHL As Managing Director Of Bruins". Freeport Journal-Standard. October 6, 1972. p. 10. Retrieved July 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ a b "Gorton takes over GM duties on interim basis". Boston Bruins. March 25, 2006. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Bruins name Peter Chiarelli as General Manager". Boston Bruins. May 26, 2006. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Bruins Relieve Chiarelli of General Manager Duties; Charlie Jacobs & Cam Neely to Hold Press Conference Wednesday at 3 p.m.". Boston Bruins. April 15, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.