By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97
Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney was inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Sunday night honoring a few legends in the Massachusetts hockey community.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 17, 2019
Sweeney has been the General Manager of the Bruins since May 2015 and has helped the team to playoff appearances in three of his four seasons in charge including a berth in the Stanley Cup Final this past season. Sweeney played 16 seasons in the NHL during his playing career, including 15 for the Bruins and is third all-time in Boston franchise history in games played with 1,051. Sweeney played the final year of his career with the Dallas Stars and finished his career with totals of 52 goals and 221 assists for 273 points in 1,115 regular season games. He also appeared in 108 postseason games, posting nine goals and ten assists for 19 points.
Sweeney hasn’t just made an impact in the NHL, he also played four seasons of college hockey at Harvard University, posting 20 goals and 39 assists for 59 points in 124 career games. No matter your personal feelings about Sweeney and his management style, you can’t deny the positive impact he has had not only in the Massachusetts hockey community but the hockey community in general. In his four years as General Manager of the Bruins Sweeney has maintained a successful group in Boston that has the potential to be a success for many years to come.