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Peter Chiarelli
General Manager & Alternate Governor

Peter Chiarelli Peter Chiarelli is in his eighth season as the team's General Manager, becoming just the seventh man in club history to hold that position when he was named to the post on May 26, 2006. He is in charge of every aspect of the team's hockey operations and also serves the club as an Alternate Governor on the NHL's Board of Governors. He officially began his position in Boston on July 8, 2006.

In addition to his duties with the Bruins, he is also currently serving as an Assistant General Manager for Team Canada for the 2014 Olympic Games.

Chiarelli's vision for the Bruins has from the start involved a team blending youth with experience, speed with physical play and character on and off of the ice. He saw that vision realized with the team's 2011 Stanley Cup championship, as he either re-signed or acquired through draft, trade or free agency every player on the title squad. The club returned to the Stanley Cup Final last season and Chiarelli has positioned the squad as a strong contender for additional banners to be raised to the TD Garden rafters in the coming years.

He is just the third General Manager in team history to bring a Stanley Cup to Boston, joining Art Ross (1929, 1939 and 1941) and Milt Schmidt (1970 and 1972) and his overall regular season record in that position stands at 291-187-62, a .596 win percentage.

His teams have reached 91 points in a season in five of his six full seasons with the team (excluding the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season) and have topped the 100 point plateau on three occasions. That includes a 116-point campaign in 2008-09 as that season's edition compiled the third-best record in club history and Chiarelli was honored by The Sporting News as their NHL Executive of the Year. His moves have advanced the Bruins to at least the second round of the playoffs in four of the last five seasons and Boston's 54 games played over the last three post-seasons are ten games more than the next team (Los Angeles, 44) over that span.

Chiarelli came to the Bruins following seven seasons with the Ottawa Senators, five as their Director of Legal Relations and two as Assistant General Manager. He was involved in all aspects of that team's hockey operations, including contract research and negotiations, salary arbitration and all player personnel matters. He was also involved in overseeing Ottawa's top developmental affiliate, the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League. The Senators had four 100+ point seasons during his tenure, never finished below 94 points and they finished with the League's top record in 2002-03 and the best record in the Eastern Conference in 2005-06 with 113 points in each of those seasons.

A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Chiarelli played four seasons of college hockey at Harvard University, where he served the team as captain. He had 21 goals and 28 assists for 49 points with 70 penalty minutes in 109 career college games and earned his degree in Economics in 1987. He obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa, was admitted to the Ontario bar in 1993 and spent six years as a lawyer and player agent prior to joining the Senators front office.

Chiarelli (pronounced shuh-REH-lee) and his wife Alicia have two children, daughter Talia and son Cameron.


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