Chris Kelly joins Bruins as player development coordinator

Sam Cohn
July 18, 2019 - 1:50 pm

Chris Kelly is back with the Bruins. General manager Don Sweeney announced on Thursday that the former Bruin has been hired as the team's new player development coordinator.

The 38-year-old Kelly spent last season as the development coach for the Ottawa Senators and before that played 14 seasons in the NHL before retiring in 2018. Kelly played parts of six seasons in Boston after being acquired in a trade during the 2010-11 season. He helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup that spring, tallying five goals and eight assists through the playoff run.

Kelly also spent parts of eight seasons with the Ottawa Senators and one with the Anaheim Ducks. After his NHL career wound down, Kelly served as captain for Canada's 2018 Olympic team.

Sweeney also announced Andrew Dickson has been hired as the team’s newest amateur scout. Dickson has served as an NHL amateur scout for 11 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets.