Peter Chiarelli (ice hockey)

Peter Chiarelli
Chiarelli in 2015
Born (1964-08-05) August 5, 1964
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Nottingham Panthers
Playing career 19831988

Peter Chiarelli (born August 5, 1964) is a Canadian ice hockey executive and former player. He is the president of hockey operations and general manager of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).[1]

Playing career

Chiarelli played for Harvard University between 1983 and 1987, serving as the captain of the team. Professionally he played for the Nottingham Panthers of the British Hockey League (BHL).

Executive career

Prior to becoming an NHL executive, Chiarelli was a player agent before joining the Ottawa Senators in 1999. He was also an attorney in private practice in Ottawa having graduated from the University of Ottawa's law school. Chiarelli served as the assistant general manager for the Ottawa Senators for two years, including the cancelled 2004–05 lockout season. The Senators were given a conditional draft pick for relinquishing Chiarelli.

Chiarelli was hired on May 26, 2006 as the general manager of the Boston Bruins. He was signed to a four-year contract. On June 19, 2009 Chiarelli received a four-year contract extension through the 2013–14 season. On June 15, 2011, Chiarelli won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins. His brother Mike Chiarelli joined the Boston Bruins as scout in summer of 2009. Due to a 52-names limit Mike Chiarelli's name could not be included on the Stanley Cup. However, the Bruins did award Mike a Stanley Cup ring. On April 15, 2015, Chiarelli was fired by the Bruins.[2] On April 24, 2015, the Edmonton Oilers announced Chiarelli's hiring as general manager and president of hockey operations.[3]

Personal life

Chiarelli resides in Edmonton, Alberta.

Chiarelli obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1991.[4]

His daughter, Talia Chiarelli, was a member of the Canadian National Gymnastics Team and currently competes at the University of Michigan. His son, Cameron, plays club hockey at Harvard University.


Preceded by
Jeff Gorton
General manager of the Boston Bruins
Succeeded by
Don Sweeney
Preceded by
Craig MacTavish
General manager of the Edmonton Oilers
Succeeded by
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