General manager Don Sweeney still has the confidence of his bosses at the Boston Bruins, having just signed a multi-year contract extension.
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This was announced by the Massachusetts organization on Monday in a press release where it does not reveal the exact duration or the financial clauses of the new agreement of the 55-year-old man.
"We are proud to offer Don Sweeney a multi-year contract to continue as general manager of the Boston Bruins," owner Charlie Jacobs said in a statement. Under his leadership, the Boston Bruins have been one of the league's most successful franchises and consistent playoff contenders year after year. While we recognize that there is work to be done to achieve the ultimate goal of bringing the Stanley Cup back to Boston, I am convinced that Don's desire to have the best team on and off the ice will help to climb this mountain again.”
Sweeney became the eighth GM in Bruins history before the start of the 2015-16 season. Since then, his team has made the playoffs six times in seven campaigns. She also reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018-19.
“Having had the pleasure of working closely with Don for more than a decade, I have seen firsthand his tireless work ethic when it comes to all facets of managing our staff,” said the Bruins president Cam Neely. He remains committed to doing whatever it takes to give the Boston Bruins the best chance to win every season."
Sweeney has been with the Bruins organization since 2006, serving as director of player development and hockey operations (2006 to 2009), as well as assistant to the GM (2009 to 2015).
Previously, he played as a defenseman for 16 seasons in the National League. Sweeney wore the colors of the Bruins (1988 to 2003) and the Dallas Stars (2003-2004).