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Minnesota Wild name Paul Fenton the team's new general manager

The former Predators assistant GM will take the role of Chuck Fletcher.

Former Nashville Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton has been named the GM of the Minnesota Wild

"Paul is uniquely suited for this job having played 10 years of professional hockey and holding 25 years of management experience in the NHL," said Wild owner Craig Leipold in a news release

"His gift of evaluating talent is obvious in Nashville's roster and recent success. My relationship with Paul goes back to my early days in Nashville and I know that Wild hockey fans are going to love Paul's infectious passion for the game and unsurpassed work ethic. He's the right person to deliver a Stanley Cup to the State of Hockey."

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Fenton has spent the last 20 years with the Predators, the last 12 as the assistant GM. Prior to that he was their director of player personnel for eight seasons. 

He's also credited with helping Nashville build a roster that reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2017, serving as GM David Poile's right-hand man. 

Fenton scored 100 goals and had 183 points in 411 career games as a player. 

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