Peter Chiarelli (ice hockey)

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Peter Chiarelli
Peter Chiarelli 2015.jpg
Chiarelli in 2015
Born (1964-08-05) August 5, 1964 (age 52)
Nepean, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Harvard Crimson
Playing career 1983–1988

Peter Chiarelli (born August 5, 1964) is a Canadian former ice hockey player and current executive, who is the President of Hockey Operations and General Manager of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers.[1] His daughter, Talia Chiarelli, was a member of the Canadian National Gymnastics Team and currently competes at the University of Michigan. His son, Cameron, plays club hockey at Harvard University.

Playing career[edit]

Chiarelli played for Harvard University between 1983 and 1987, serving as the captain of the team. He later played for the British Hockey League Nottingham Panthers.


Prior to becoming an NHL executive, Chiarelli was a player agent before joining the Senators in 1999. He was also an attorney in private practice in Ottawa having graduated from the University of Ottawa's law school. Chiarelli served as the assistant general manager for the Ottawa Senators for two years, including the cancelled 2004-05 lockout season. The Senators were given a conditional draft pick for relinquishing Chiarelli.

Chiarelli was hired on May 26, 2006 as the General Manager of the Boston Bruins. He was signed to a four-year contract.

On June 19, 2009 Chiarelli received a four-year contract extension through 2013-2014.

On June 15, 2011, Chiarelli won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins. His brother Mike Chiarelli joined the Boston Bruins as Scout in summer of 2009. Due to a 52-names limit Mike Chiarelli's name could not be included on the Stanley Cup. However, the Bruins did award Mike a Stanley Cup Ring.

On April 15, 2015, Chiarelli was fired by the Boston Bruins.[2] On April 24, 2015, the Edmonton Oilers announced Chiarelli's hiring as General Manager and President of Hockey Operations.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Chiarelli currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta. His daughter, Talia Chiarelli, is a varsity gymnast at the University of Michigan. Chiarelli also has a son, Cameron, who plays club hockey at Harvard University.


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Preceded by
Jeff Gorton
General Manager of the Boston Bruins
Succeeded by
Don Sweeney
Preceded by
Craig MacTavish
General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers