Chuck Fletcher will be the next general manager of the Minnesota Wild. Sources tell TSN the formal announcement will come on Friday.
Fletcher will replace Doug Risebrough, who was fired by the team after the season. He is the son of hockey Hall of Fame member Cliff Fletcher.
Chuck Fletcher, 41, is currently the assistant GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported earlier this month that even though the Penguins are still active in the playoffs, they would not stand in the way of Fletcher being approached to take the job with the Wild.
Thankfully that means that Pierre McGuire doesn't get the job and the chance to whimpify an entire team!