Breaking: Bruins cut Mitchell Miller; Cam Neely releases statement

Earlier this week, the Boston Bruins made a controversial signing when they inked Mitchell Miller to an entry-level contract. It was a move that shocked not only the Bruins nation but the NHL and those worldwide. In recent days, not only has the fan base been very outspoken about the ill decision by Don Sweeney and Cam Neely to sign this player, but players such as team captain Patrice Bergeron and Nick Foligno publicly did not support and questioned why it happened in the first place.

After days of revolt by the Bruins fan base, Bruins President Cam Neely announced today they would be parting ways with Mitchell Miller. This leaves many to wonder why did Neely and Sweeney even sign him in the first place? If there is one thing the Bruins do not lack, it is defensemen prospects, as they have an abundance not only in the AHL but still in college and other leagues. While yes Miller is a highly talented hockey player, his heinous act will always overshadow him and be what he is known for.

Bruins President Cam Neely Issued the Following Statement Today Sunday November 6th, 2022:

“Today the Boston Bruins have decided to part ways with Mitchell Miller, effective immediately. 

The decision to sign this young man was made after careful consideration of the facts as we were aware of them: that at 14-years-old he made a poor decision that led to a juvenile conviction. We understood this to be an isolated incident and that he had taken meaningful action to reform and was committed to ongoing personal development. Based on that understanding we offered him a contract.

Based on new information, we believe it is the best decision at this time to rescind the opportunity for Mitchell Miller to represent the Boston Bruins. We hope that he continues to work with professionals and programs to further his education and personal growth.

We owe it to our fans, players, staff, partners and community to make sure that our practices and protocols are in keeping with the ethos that we demand from ourselves and as an organization. As such, we will be reevaluating our internal processes for vetting individuals who wish to earn the privilege of playing in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins.

We are sorry that this decision has overshadowed the incredible work the members of our organization do to support diversity and inclusion efforts. We will continue to stand against bullying and racism in all of its forms.

To Isaiah and his family, my deepest apologies if this signing made you and other victims feel unseen and unheard. We apologize for the deep hurt and impact we have caused.

Finally, as a father, I think there is a lesson to be learned here for other young people. Be mindful of careless behaviors and going with the group mentality of hurting others. The repercussions can be felt for a lifetime.”

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