Wild hire new GM

The Minnesota Wild hired Chuck Fletcher on Thursday to take over as general manager, turning to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ front office to find the second GM in their brief history.

Chuck Fletccher

The Minnesota Wild hired Chuck Fletcher on Thursday to take over as general manager, turning to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ front office to find the second GM in their brief history. A person with knowledge of the decision confirmed it to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because an official announcement wasn’t planned until a news conference on Friday. Pittsburgh hosted the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, but Fletcher wasn’t present. The Penguins declined comment.Fletcher replaces Doug Risebrough, who held the Wild’s top front-office job from their founding until he was fired in April following eight seasons in charge.

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