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Penguins’ Guerin named GM of Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild have announced the hiring of Bill Guerin to a multi-year contract as the team’s general manager. Guerin will oversee the Wild’s hockey operations department including all matters relating to player personnel, coaching staff, scouting department and minor league operations.

Guerin had spent the previous eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including the last two as general manager of the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Guerin served three seasons (2011-14) as the Penguins’ player development coach and five years (2014-19) as assistant GM in Pittsburgh.

The Penguins captured the Stanley Cup twice during his tenure as assistant general manager.

Guerin had an illustrious NHL career that included two Stanley Cup titles, an Olympic silver medal and World Cup gold medal. In 1,263 NHL games, he totaled 429 goals and 427 assists for 856 points. Guerin ranks seventh all-time among American-born NHL players in both games played and goals. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.