Bruins bring back Neely as a vice president

Updated: September 25, 2007, 6:11 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Former Boston Bruins star Cam Neely was hired Tuesday as a vice president of the NHL team.

Neely, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005, will work with general manager Peter Chiarelli on hockey operations and executive vice president Charlie Jacobs on club issues.

Neely, a right wing who combined scoring ability and toughness, retired after the 1995-96 season, his 10th with the Bruins, because of injuries.

He had 344 goals, 246 assists and 921 penalty minutes for Boston. He is fourth in team history in goals and ninth in points. He also was the Bruins' top goal scorer in seven of his 10 seasons. His 55 playoff goals are the most in Bruins history.

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