The Minnesota Wild named Bill Guerin as their next general manager earlier on Wednesday, bringing an end to a search that began back in June after the firing of Paul Fenton, who had the job for just over a year.
Guerin spent two seasons with the Boston College men’s hockey team before enjoying a long and successful NHL career. Guerin was taken by the New Jersey Devils with the 5th overall pick in the 1989 draft and played in the league from 1991-2010. He spent time with eight different franchises and won two Stanley Cups as a player, once with the Devils and once with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He’s added two more Cups with the Penguins since, serving as an assistant GM in their 2016 and 2017 victories. He scored 429 goals in his career, represented the United States in three Olympic Games, and was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.
In his time at BC, Guerin scored 40 goals and put up 70 points across two seasons. He also had a fondness for the penalty box, racking up 166 penalty minutes (including 102 as a sophomore) in just 77 games. He was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2017.
Congrats Bill and best of luck in your new position!