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.
“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.
Guerin was also the general manager of the Penguins AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.