The Penguins organization announced today that Bill Guerin has been named GM of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate. Guerin, who played hockey at Boston College for 2 seasons (1989-90 & 1990-91), was previously the assistant GM in Pittsburgh.
Guerin, who was selected 5th overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, played 18 seasons in the NHL and won 2 Stanley Cups as a player. He was named to 4 NHL All-Star Games and played in over 1,000 NHL games. Guerin is also a 3 time olympian. He is of Nicaraguan and Irish descent and was the first player of hispanic descent to play in the NHL.
After retiring as a player in 2010, Guerin was hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins as a player development coach. He was promoted to assistant GM in 2014 and won 2 more Stanley Cups in that role.
Guerin takes over a WBS Penguins team that has traditionally been very successful. The Penguins have never won a Calder Cup, but hold the record for the longest streak of qualifying for the Calder Cup playoffs, having qualified for 15 straight seasons.