Don Sweeney officially became the eighth general manager in Boston Bruins history Wednesday, the team announced in a press release.
Sweeney had been serving as assistant GM since 2009.
"Don Sweeney stood out amongst an incredibly talented group of candidates that we considered
for this hire," said CEO Charlie Jacobs. "He carries a unique and impressive mix of playing experience, front office experience and business acumen. Don has complete understanding of what it means to be a Bruin and we have full confidence in him to steward the organization back to being Stanley Cup contenders year in and year out."
”Don has excelled in every role he has been in with the Bruins organization and has a
comprehensive understanding of every aspect of our hockey operations department," said team president Cam Neely. "His commitment and drive to bring a championship caliber team to the Boston fans was evident every step of the way through this search process, and I am confident that his leadership of our hockey operations department will lead to success."
“I am both excited and humbled for the opportunity to be named the General Manager of the
Boston Bruins,” said Sweeney. “I would like to thank the entire Jacobs’ family and specifically Mr.
Jacobs and Charlie, as well as, Cam for bestowing the confidence and trust in me to direct this
historic franchise in which I have been a part of for 24 years. My family and friends have been
extremely supportive throughout the General Manager search process and I certainly want to
acknowledge them today to show my heartfelt appreciation. I am fully aware of everyone’s
expectations to move the organization forward. The challenges ahead rests with the players, the
coaches and the management group to work hard to make the necessary changes to bring the
Bruins back to the forefront of contending for the Stanley Cup.”