Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday.

Chiarelli served as general manager for nine seasons with the Bruins, going 386-233-85 during his tenure. The club topped the 100-point plateau on four occasions, qualified for the playoffs seven straight years from 2008-2014 and won a Stanley Cup Championship in 2011.

However, the Bruins missed the playoffs this season, finishing 41-27-14, and club president Cam Neely decided on a change.

"We are grateful for Peter's service to the Bruins organization over the last nine seasons," said Neely. "His efforts undoubtedly helped the team achieve great success during his tenure and he helped restore the proud tradition of Boston Bruins hockey. We ultimately feel that this change is necessary in order to ensure sustainable success for the club both in the short term and the long term. Our search for a new General Manager will begin immediately."

A search for a new general manager will begin immediately.