The Boston Bruins announced earlier today that they’ve officially hired former Bruins forward Chris Kelly as Player Development Coordinator.
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Kelly played parts of six seasons with the Bruins and was part of the 2011 Stanley Cup championship team.
Read below for the full press release announcement of today’s hiring:
*BOSTON*- Boston Bruins General Don Sweeney announced today, July 18, that the club has hired Chris Kelly as Player Development Coordinator and Andrew Dickson as an Amateur Scout.
Kelly, 38, spent the 2018-19 campaign as the Development Coach for the Ottawa Senators. Prior to serving in that role with Ottawa, Kelly played 14 seasons as a center and left wing in the NHL, including six seasons with the Boston Bruins. Kelly appeared in 288 contests with the Bruins, scoring 43 goals and notching 58 assists for 101 points. Kelly was a member of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. Over 25 playoff games in 2011, Kelly recorded five goals and eight assists for 13 points.
Kelly appeared in 845 games for three different teams (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks) over the course of his NHL career, recording 123 goals, 168 assists and 291 points. Kelly was drafted by the Senators in the 3rd round (94th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. During his time in Ottawa, Kelly appeared in the 2007 Stanley Cup Final as a member of the Ottawa Senators.
The Toronto-native also won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2017 Spengler Cup, and served as the captain of the 2018 Canadian Olympic Men’s hockey team who captured the bronze medal.
Source: Boston Bruins
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