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AP Source: Boston Bruins to name Neely president

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BOSTON (AP) -Hockey Hall of Famer Cam Neely will be named the president of the Boston Bruins, a team official familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

The official confirmed the decision to the AP on the condition of anonymity because it had not been officially announced. The Bruins have scheduled a "major announcement" for Wednesday.

The Bruins have not had a president since Harry Sinden stepped down in 2006 after 17 years in the position.

A powerful forward, Neely played the last 10 years of his career in Boston and twice helped the Bruins reach the Stanley Cup finals. They have not been back since 1990.

They led the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 in the Eastern Conference semifinals this year before becoming the third team in NHL history to blow such a lead and lose in a seven-game series.

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