The Boston Bruins have fired general manager Peter Chiarelli, the team announced Wednesday.
“We are grateful for Peter’s service to the Bruins organization over the last nine seasons,” Bruins president Cam Neely said in a statement issued by the team. “His efforts undoubtedly helped the team achieve great success during his tenure and he helped restore the proud tradition of Boston Bruins hockey. We ultimately feel that this change is necessary in order to ensure sustainable success for the club both in the short term and the long term. Our search for a new General Manager will begin immediately.”
No other front office or coaching changes have been made at this time, per the release. An interim general manager has not been named.
The Bruins missed the playoffs this season, ending a seven-year postseason appearance streak. Boston won a Stanley Cup in 2010-11, made another Cup Final appearance in 2012-13 and posted a 386-233-85 regular-season record during Chiarelli’s tenure with the club, which began in 2006.
UPDATE (2:09 p.m. ET): Neely later announced that amateur scouts Mike Chiarelli and Denis Leblanc, and European head scout Jukka Holtari also had been fired. Mike Chiarelli, the brother of Peter Chiarelli, spent seven seasons with the Bruins.
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