Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 26: General Manager Don Sweeney of the Boston Bruins speaks during Media Day ahead of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on May 26, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruins general manager Don Sweeney is one of a handful of NHL general managers entering the final year of their contract.

But 2021-22 isn’t expected to be Sweeney’s last in Boston, according to the latest update from NHL insider Pierre LeBrun.

“I have to assume Sweeney will get signed in Boston,” LeBrun wrote for The Athletic. “What’s not to like about his work in Boston with the Bruins a perennial contender? I suspect Sweeney gets extended sooner rather than later.”

Promoted as Peter Chiarelli’s replacement following Chiarelli’s firing following the 2014-15 season, Sweeney has spent the last six seasons as the team’s general manager, with the B’s posting a 262-136-56 record during Sweeney’s tenure. That record is good for the third-best point percentage (.639) over that span, trailing only the Lightning (.660) and Capitals (.678).

The Bruins have also been to the postseason in all but one of Sweeney’s seasons at the helm, with the sixth-most playoff wins in hockey since then (33), and the Black and Gold also appeared in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.

That run earned Sweeney the 2019 NHL GM of the Year Award, and certainly helped earn him a spot on Team Canada’s staff.

In addition to Sweeney, the list of NHL general managers entering their final year of their contract includes the Canadiens’ Marc Bergevin, Anaheim’s Bob Murray, Carolina’s Don Waddell, and the Kings’ Rob Blake.

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