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.
Penguins will be holding a 1 p.m. press conference
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) June 6, 2014
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.