Neely Named President Of Bruins

BOSTON (AP) – Hockey Hall of Famer Cam Neely will be named the

president of the Boston Bruins, a team official familiar with the

decision told The Associated Press.

The official confirmed the decision to the AP on the condition

of anonymity because it had not been officially announced. The

Bruins have scheduled a “major announcement” for Wednesday.

The Bruins have not had a president since Harry Sinden stepped

down in 2006 after 17 years in the position.

A powerful forward, Neely played the last 10 years of his career

in Boston and twice helped the Bruins reach the Stanley Cup finals.

They have not been back since 1990.

They led the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 in the Eastern Conference

semifinals this year before becoming the third team in NHL history

to blow such a lead and lose in a seven-game series.


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