Chiarelli signs contract extension

Updated: June 16, 2009, 8:29 PM ET
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BOSTON -- Peter Chiarelli inherited a Bruins team that had the NHL's fifth worst record and needed only three seasons to build a club that finished second best.

Now he has five more years to try to put together a Stanley Cup champion.

Boston's general manager received a four-year extension on top of the one season remaining on his original four-year deal after what he and the team said were smooth negotiations.

"For them to have said to me at one point in the year, 'We're going ...

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