Report: Bruins' assistant general manager Don Sweeney interviews for Capitals job

May 18, 9:44 PM

When you're a consistently successful, well-run franchise like the Boston Bruins the executive talent in the organization is bound to attract considerable interest from around the league.

This offseason, Bruins assistant general manager Jim Benning is widely considered the front runner to emerge as the top-executive with the Vancouver Canucks. Apparently Benning isn't the only guy in the Bruins front-office who is the target of intense interest among NHL teams in search of a new top executive.

According to a report from the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Bruins assistant general manager Don Sweeney recently interviewed with the Washington Capitals and is considered a candidate to replace George McPhee in the American capital. 

Sweeney, a former NHL defenseman who spent 15 seasons playing for the Bruins during his playing career, oversees player development for the Bruins in addition to having "a supervisory role in the day-to-day operations of the hockey department" per Bruins.nhl.com.

Friedman suggests that Nashville Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton also probably interviewed for the Capitals job, and is another candidate for the job.

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