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Don Sweeney

Born:August 17, 1966Draft:1984 Bruins #166 Overall
Hometown:St. Stephen, NBPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Boston Bruins

Donald Clarke Sweeney (born August 17, 1966) is a Canadian former ice hockey defenceman who played over 1,100 games in the National Hockey League (NHL), mostly with the Boston Bruins. He ranks among the top ten in many Bruins team statistics, including fourth overall in total games played. After retiring from hockey following the 2003–04 season, he worked briefly as a broadcaster before rejoining the Bruins as a team executive in 2006.

He is the current general manager of the Bruins, a position he has held since May 2015 after replacing Peter Chiarelli.

Don Sweeney Bruins
Don Sweeney, Boston Bruins, 2018 NHL Draft, Dallas, TX, June 22, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Staff History

  • NHL Boston Bruins (Director of Player Development) 2006-2007
  • NHL Boston Bruins (Director of Player Development | Director of Hockey Operations) 2007-2009
  • NHL Boston Bruins (Asst. General Manager) 2009-2015
  • AHL Providence Bruins (General Manager) 2014-2015
  • NHL Boston Bruins (General Manager) 2015-present


  • As a Player
    • World Championship Gold Medal (1997)
    • NCAA (East) Second All-American Team (1988)
    • NCAA (ECAC) First All-Star Team (1988)
    • NCAA (ECAC) Champion (1987)
    • Air Canada Cup First All-Star Team (1983)
  • As a GM
    • NHL General Manager of the Year (2019)