Skip to main content

Reports: Bill Guerin to be named Wild general manager

He'll be the fourth GM in team history.

The Wild has reportedly found its next general manager in Bill Guerin, according to NHL Network's Kevin Weekes. 

Michael Russo of The Athletic writes that (paywall) Guerin will sign his contract Wednesday and could be introduced by the Wild on Thursday. 

Guerin, a decorated former NHL player, has spent the past eight years in the Pittsburgh Penguins front office, serving as the team's assistant general manager for the past five seasons.

He also ran player development for the Penguins from 2011-14 and was involved in developing the team's analytics department.

Minnesota also interviewed Guerin last year before deciding on Paul Fenton, who was eventually fired after just 14 months on the job. 

Guerin, 48, will be the fourth general manager in team history. He spent 18 seasons in the NHL, scoring 429 goals and 856 points while playing with the Devils, Oilers, Stars, Bruins, Islanders, Penguins, Blues and Sharks.

Owner Craig Leipold, team President Matt Majka and recent front office hire Mike Modano were part of the search committee who made the hire, according to reports. 

Other GM candidates were reportedly Ron Hextall, Brain Lawton, Peter Chiarelli and Tom Fitzgerald, among others, according to Russo. 

The Wild opens the regular season on Oct. 3 in Nashville against the Predators.

Related: Follow BringMeTheNews on Facebook.

Next Up

Eggs at Hy-Vee

Price comparison: How much do eggs cost at Twin Cities grocery stores?

Prices have been spiking, so where can you find the cheapest eggs?


FOX 9 promotes Hannah Flood to anchor, adds new reporter

Hannah Flood will co-anchor mornings while Se Kwon joins the team.

Carjacking pursuit in Little Canada

Watch: Suspects drive wrong-way on I-35E, before carjacking separate vehicles

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said the suspects are still at large.


St. Paul restaurant damaged in Sunday night fire

The fire department said the fire is considered to be "accidental."

Lake Superior.

MPCA: Minnesota's emissions fell by 23% between 2005 and 2020

Clean energy investments have driven the decline.

Dave Durenberger

Former U.S. Senator for Minnesota Dave Durenberger dies at 88

Durenberger served two terms before his disgraceful exit in the mid-1990s.

Screen Shot 2023-01-31 at 10.17.33 AM

Two new breweries join Minneapolis, St. Paul downtowns

There are new spots in North Loop and Lowertown.

driver's license

'Driver's Licenses For All' bill passes Minnesota House, heads to Senate

It would allow Minnesotans to obtain it without needing proof of legal presence in the U.S.


Craig Leipold

What's next for the Wild after the firing of GM Paul Fenton?

Fenton was let go after just 14 months on the job.

Bill Guerin

Guerin 'emphatically' denies role in alleged sexual assault cover-up

The Wild GM says he addressed the situation promptly upon learning of it.

Devan Dubnyk

Wild GM Guerin deals goalie Dubnyk to San Jose

Is the job now Kaapo Kahonen's to lose?

Bruce Boudreau

Wild GM Bill Guerin explains decision to fire Bruce Boudreau

The shock decision was announced Friday morning.