Report: Oilers to announce hiring of former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli

It didn’t take long for Peter Chiarelli to find work again. Fired April 15 by Boston, the former Bruins GM is reportedly joining the Edmonton Oilers’ management team. Chiarelli won a Cup in Boston in 2011, and expectations for him – especially with junior phenom Connor McDavid on his way – will rise quickly.

It didn’t take long for former Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli to find a new job, as multiple reports indicate the Edmonton Oilers will announce they’ve hired him to be a part of their management team.

It isn’t known exactly what Chiarelli’s role with the Oilers will be – Craig MacTavish is their current GM and Kevin Lowe is the organization’s president of hockey operations, while Bob Nicholson was named C.E.O. of the team on Monday – but the 50-year-old is expected to be introduced at a Friday news conference. Chiarelli was fired April 15 by the Bruins following the team’s failure to make the playoffs for the first time in eight years. He served as Bruins GM beginning in 2006 and led them to a Stanley Cup in 2011 and another Cup Final appearance two years later.

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The Nepean, Ont., native is joining an Oilers team whose future got a lot brighter on Saturday, when Edmonton won the NHL draft lottery and the right to choose junior phenom Connor McDavid. And with Chiarelli and his championship pedigree on board, expectations for the long-awaited rejuvenation of the team will increase.