PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Pittsburgh Penguin Ron Francis will reportedly be announced as the General Manager of the new Seattle NHL team this week.
The Seattle Times says Francis, who was GM in Carolina from 2014-18, will be the team’s first GM.READ MORE: Police: Girl, 5, Dies After Accidental Shooting In Ohio
Francis played in the NHL for 22 seasons and is fifth all time in points.READ MORE: How To Save Money And Get The Most Out Of Back To School Shopping
He won two Stanley Cups with the Penguins.
He was fired in the spring of 2018.
The Times reports Francis will get a multiyear deal.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Cool Conditions To Kick Off The Week
Seattle’s new NHL team will start in October 2021.