BUFFALO -- Claude Julien and his staff will return to the Boston Bruins for the 2015-16 season general manager Don Sweeney said Friday at the 2015 NHL Draft Combine.
"[Julien has] got great accountability, structure, he's had a lot of success," Sweeney said. "He's a veteran coach that I'm going to look forward to learning from, as I say, in my new role. He communicated to me that they had already been thinking of some of the changes I had spoken about and he was looking forward to attacking that, and clearly that's going to revolve around some roster decisions as well.
"I think it's all of the above and I'm going to lean on those guys, see what they bring to the table and I'm hoping it's the other way around. And that was part of it for me to make sure that they knew that my voice was going to be heard and respected in that regard."
There was a question whether Julien would remain when former GM Peter Chiarelli was fired on April 15 and replaced by Sweeney.
“I know there’s been speculation, so I want to make sure to put that to bed," Sweeney said. "I'm fully supporting this staff and looking forward to working with them all."