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Bruins sign general manager Don Sweeney to extension

Jun 19, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney was named NHL General Manager of the year during the 2019 NHL Awards at Mandalay Bay. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins signed general manager Don Sweeney to a multiyear contract extension on Monday.

Financial terms were not released by the club. His contract was set to expire on Thursday.

“Under his management, the Boston Bruins have been one of the winningest franchises in the league and a perennial playoff contender year in and year out,” Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs said in a statement. “While we recognize there is work to be done to achieve the ultimate goal of bringing the Stanley Cup back to Boston, I’m confident that Don’s commitment to being best-in-class on and off the ice will help us climb that mountain once again.”

Sweeney’s priority No. 1 is finding a head coach. He elected to part ways with Bruce Cassidy earlier this month.

Sweeney, 55, was named Bruins GM ahead of the 2015-16 season. He started with the club in 2006 as director of player development.

The Bruins are one of just four Eastern Conference teams (Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals) to reach the playoffs in each of the past six seasons. They were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Carolina Hurricanes last month.

Sweeney was named General Manager of the Year following the 2018-19 season, in which the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final.

–Field Level Media