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Cook Hired as Bruins GM

2020-12-24

The Boston Bruins' brief search for a new GM is over already, as the team has announced the hiring of Trevor Cook to fill the vacancy.

During the 2019-20 season the Bruins underperformed, finishing with a disappointing 33-36-13 record. While it wasn't a particularly busy off-season, the Bruins drafted Anton Lundell at 10th overall and Noel Gunler at 28th overall before parting ways with the previous GM.

They also added David Krejci in the off-season in their only real significant trade, which sent Nick Schmaltz and Kevin Rooney to Chicago for Krejci, a 2022 1st round pick, and a 2021 6th round pick.

Still, the Bruins have a strong core in place for their new GM. "It's not every day you get to take over a team with Jack Eichel and Victor Hedman in place - often teams with GM vacancies are not sitting with that kind of core, and it's something I'm definitely excited to get to work and build around," said GM Trevor Cook.

Cook loves a team with strong defensive depth, and he'll certainly find that in Boston with Hedman, Brett Pesce, Noah Hanifin, Sam Girard, and Jakub Chychrun - plus former first-round picks Dante Fabbro, Jakub Zboril, Alex Alexeyev, Tobias Bjornfot, and Juuso Valimaki still developing in the minors. Alexander Romanov is also in the system, albeit presently unsigned.

"It's probably the biggest strength of this team, the number of quality blueliners we have," says Cook. "I believe in building a team that way, so this is an excellent situation for me to step in to. I wouldn't expect significant changes to be made here. I think we've got a good, deep team to work with and I'm sure we can find something that works. I'm excited about the team this season and even more excited about how our future looks with the number of good, young players and high-end prospects we have."

Five games into the new season, the Bruins are 3-1-1 and led by Matthew Tkachuk's 7 points in 5 games. They're currently in the midst of a bit of a break in the schedule for the holiday season (which will fortunately provide some time for Jakob Chychrun to recover from a recently-suffered injury that will keep him out 1-2 weeks, but may only keep him out of two games thanks to the break), but return in five days for a trip to Western Canada with back-to-backs against Calgary and Edmonton and Vancouver a few days later.

"I've been interested in coming on here for a while now, and I'm happy to have gotten the chance. Just looking forward to seeing these guys in action!"




Kevin Lacy

Well-written and perfect length. Good job, Trevor!

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