Bruins Promote Don Sweeney to Assistant General Manager

The Boston Bruins announced that they have promoted Don Sweeney to assistant general manager. Sweeney will now share the position with Jim Benning.

“Don deserves this promotion,” said Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli. “He is a very diligent person who truly cares about the welfare and development of the player both from the personal and professional perspective. In his three years as part of our management group, he has shown tremendous passion, a growing aptitude for the business side of hockey and most importantly the willingness and enjoyment of being part of a management team and learning from others like Jim Benning and Scott Bradley. I believe in this business model with two assistant GMs because of the ever increasing intricacies of this business and the good chemistry between those in our group.

"Jim, Don and Scott will all continue to have specific duties and responsibilities, and I will continue to rely heavily on all three individuals.”

Sweeney spent 15 years as a player for the Bruins from 1988-2003. He registered 262 points and plus-minus rating of plus-90 in more than 1,000 games.

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