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 57)
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Nottingham Panthers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1983–1988

Peter Chiarelli (born August 5, 1964) is a current Canadian ice hockey executive and former player. He is the Vice President of Hockey Operations for the St. Louis Blues and former general manager of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] He also previously worked as a general manager with the Boston Bruins and won the Stanley Cup with them in 2011.

Playing career[edit]

Chiarelli played for Harvard University between 1983 and 1987, serving as the captain of the team. During his freshman year there, he lived in Straus Hall, where Seth Goldman was one of his roommates. Professionally he played for the Nottingham Panthers of the British Hockey League (BHL).

Executive career[edit]

Prior to becoming an NHL executive, Chiarelli was a player agent before joining the Ottawa 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.

Chiarelli was hired on May 26, 2006 as the general manager of the Boston Bruins. He was signed to a four-year contract.[2] On June 19, 2009, Chiarelli received a four-year contract extension through the 2013–14 season. On June 15, 2011, Chiarelli won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins. Despite agreeing to an extension with the Bruins in August 2013,[3] Chiarelli was fired by the team on April 15, 2015.[4] On April 24, 2015, the Edmonton Oilers announced Chiarelli's hiring as general manager and president of hockey operations.[5] The Oilers announced his firing on January 22, 2019. [6]

Personal life[edit]

Chiarelli resides in Boston.

Chiarelli's brother Mike Chiarelli joined the Boston Bruins as a scout in 2007.[7]

Chiarelli obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1991.[8]

His daughter, Talia Chiarelli, was a member of the Canadian National Gymnastics Team and in 2012 accepted a scholarship at the University of Michigan.[9] His son, Cameron, played club hockey at Harvard University.[10][11]


  1. ^ "Edmonton Oilers on Twitter". Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Bruins name Peter Chiarelli as General Manager". May 26, 2006. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  3. ^ McDonald, Joe (August 29, 2013). "Peter Chiarelli gets 4-year extension". Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Kalman, Matt (April 15, 2015). "Chiarelli fired as Bruins GM after nine seasons". Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Oilers hire Chiarelli as president, general manager". April 24, 2015. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Oilers fire GM Chiarelli". January 23, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "Mike Chiarelli". Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Common Law Honour Society 2017". January 10, 2018. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ottawa gymnast Talia Chiarelli, daughter of Boston Bruins GM Peter Chairelli, accepts scholarship with University of Michigan". Ottawa Sun. November 16, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  10. ^ Matheson, Jim (December 13, 2015). "Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli's former Boston turf a tough venue for Edmonton". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved December 1, 2018. His son, Cameron, goes to Harvard so a familial attachment to Boston is still there,
  11. ^ "Cameron Chiarelli". Retrieved December 1, 2018.

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Preceded by General manager of the Boston Bruins
Succeeded by
Preceded by General manager of the Edmonton Oilers
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