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Boston Bruins promote executives Jim Benning and Don Sweeney @NHL

BOSTON (CP) - Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli promoted Jim Benning to assistant general manager and Don Sweeney to director of hockey operations and player development on Saturday.

Benning was the team's director of player personnel last season, his first with the club. He joined the Bruins after 12 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, where he spent the previous eight years as director of amateur scouting.

Sweeney, who was Boston's director of player development last season, spent 15 of his 16 NHL seasons as a player with the Bruins.

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