BOSTON, MA - On Thursday, May 22, Boston Bruins President Cam Neely and General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following statements regarding Jim Benning being named the General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks:
"Jim was a valuable member of our hockey operations staff for the past eight seasons. Our organization is appreciative of the contributions he made and we wish him and his family the best in their new endeavor in Vancouver."
"Jim was a valuable member of our organization, whose experience, work ethic and hockey acumen was greatly appreciated in the course of his time here. We wish him the best of luck in his new position. Jim will have no further obligations to the Bruins effective immediately. We will look internally and externally to replace that position."