Chiarelli

Chiarelli

One day after bestowing its Coach of the Year award on Boston Bruins bench boss Claude Julilen, Sporting News today announced that Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has won the publication’s Executive of the Year award.

The magazine lauded Chiarelli as “the architect of  a Boston Bruins team that raised its point total from 94 in 2007-08 to an Eastern Conference-best 116 this season.” Chiarelli’s signing of winger Michael Ryder particularly impressed Sporting News.

There is no NHL Executive of the Year award, but if there was Chiarelli would obviously had been a candidate.