Cam Neely is in his 12th season as President of the Bruins, as on June 16, 2010 he became just the eighth man to hold that position in the history of the franchise.
He oversees all of the club's hockey and business operations and his goal from the start has been that that the Bruins be at the forefront of setting industry standards in all areas of operation.
A prime example of that mandate came with the club's July, 2014 annoucenment of a letter of intent for a long-term lease for a hockey rink in the Boston Landing area of Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood. The facility opened their training camp in the state-of-the-art Warrior Ice Arena in 2016, which included 25,000 square feet of dedicated locker room, training and office space. Now in it's fifth year of operation, it is the primary year-round practice and training arena.
Neely assumed his current position fourth season in the team's front office, as he returned to the organization on September 25, 2007 as a Vice President. He also serves as an Alternate Governor of the club. It was under his leadership that the Bruins were honored as the Sports Business Journal's 2012 Sports Team of the Year based on the criteria of "excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implemementation and outcomes".
No player ever a Bruins sweater with more pride than Neely and no one was prouder than he while watching the 2010-11 Bruins squad develop the belief in themselves and each other en route to the Stanley Cup championship. The competitive instinct that fueled him as a 12layer has not left him as an executive and his goal for the organization remains to return the Cup to Boston.
A 1993 first-round draft of the Vancouver Canucks, Neely came to Boston on his 21st birthday in a June, 1986 trade. His potent blend of offensive talent and a punishing physical presence quickly endeared him to Bruins fans and he became one of the most revered players in team history. He earned four NHL Second-Team All-Star berths in Boston, led the team in goals for seven seasons and in points twice and he still ranks 12th overall on the team's all-time scoring list. He is the club's all-time leader in playoff goals and ranks tenth overall in team history with 87 career playoff points.
He became just the fifth Bruin in team history to record a 50-goal season when he set a club record for goals by a right wing with 55 in 1989-90. He was just the second player in team history to record consecutive 50-goal campaigns when he followed that with 51 tallies in 1990-91. His 50 goals in only 44 games in 1993-94 tied him as the second-fastest such feat in NHL history and was the more remarkable because had missed most of the previous season with thigh and knee injuries. The 1993-94 winner of the Bill Masterton Trophy was forced into retirement by those injuries in September, 1996.
The Bruins retired his number 8 on January 12, 2004, and he was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005. He was honored with the League's Lester Patrick Award in 2010 for his "outstanding service to hockey in the United States". He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
His impact on the city of Boston was not confined to the ice, as he has long been actively involved in many charitable efforts. Along with his brother and sisters, he established the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care in 1995 in memory of his parentsMike and Marlene. In addition to the Neely House, which provides housing and support for families of patients undergoing cancer treatments, the Foundation supports the Neely Cancer Fund, whose initiatives include the Neely Center for Clinical Cancer Research, the Neely Cell Therapy and Collection Center, and the Neely Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in its mission to fund treatment and reseach efforts.