June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux (left) and head coach Dan Bylsma on the stage as their first round draft pick is announced during the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pens Announce Jim Rutherford as New GM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been without a general manager for 21 days, but Friday marks the conclusion to their search for a new one.

According to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh is holding a press conference at 1 p.m., and Bob McKenzie of TSN is reporting they are to announce the hiring of Jim Rutherford as Ray Shero’s successor – and they have.

Much to the speculation that NBC analyst Pierre McGuire would be in line to become the new GM, Rutherford’s inauguration comes as sort of a surprise.

Rutherford has part-owned and been president of the Carolina Hurricanes since 1994, and was the team’s GM for 20 years, including the season they won the Cup in 2006.

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