Former Bruins Star Cam Neely Named Team President

BOSTON (AP) – Hockey Hall of Famer Cam Neely is the new

president of the Boston Bruins.

The team's former star forward was promoted from his position as

Bruins vice president on Wednesday. Neely fills a role that had

been vacant since Harry Sinden stepped down in 2006 after 17 years

as president.

As a high-scoring, hard-hitting right wing, Neely spent the last

10 years of his career with the Bruins after being traded by the

Vancouver Canucks where he spent his first three seasons. He had

395 goals and 299 assists in 726 regular-season games. With the

Bruins, he had 344 goals and 246 assists in 525 games.

The 45-year-old Neely was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.


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