PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager Bill Guerin has been named the next general manager of the Minnesota Wild.
The Wild made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Colder Temperatures Move In Today, Chance For Afternoon Rain
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“I am thrilled to announce we have hired Bill Guerin, a four-time Stanley Cup champion, as General Manager of the Minnesota Wild." — Craig Leipold
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) August 21, 2019
In a press release, Wild owner Craig Leipold said:
“I am thrilled to announce we have hired Bill Guerin, a four-time Stanley Cup champion, as General Manager of the Minnesota Wild. Bill has been a winner throughout his hockey career and I am extremely pleased to be able to add his experience to our organization and The State of Hockey.”
Guerin has worked for the Pens for the last eight years. He won a Stanley Cup with the team in 2009.
The Penguins hired Guerin in 2011, where he was a player development coach for three years, and then assistant general manager for the past five.MORE NEWS: Coroner Called To Home In Westmoreland County
Guerin was also the general manager of the Penguins AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.