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Bruins signs extension to GM Don Sweeney

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Boston Bruins signed a multi-year contract extension with General Manager Don Sweeney on Monday.

No financial terms were announced by the club. His contract was set to expire on Thursday.

"Under his control, the Boston Bruins are one of the league's most victorious franchises and are candidates for the playoffs year after year," Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs said in a statement. It is stated in. "We recognize that we have to do to reach our ultimate goal of returning the Stanley Cup to Boston, but Don's commitment to be best-in-class on ice and on ice will help us climb the mountain once. Also. "

Sweeney's top priority is to find a head coach. He chose to part with Bruce Cassidy earlier this month.

Sweeney, 55, was named Bruins GM ahead of the 2015-16 season. He started the club in 2006 as a director of player development.

The Bruins are one of only four Eastern Conference teams (Pittsburgh Penguin, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals) that have reached the playoffs in each of the last six seasons. They were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Carolina Hurricane last month.

Sweeney was named General Manager of the Year following the 2018-19 season when the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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