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Mike Grier Will Be Named GM Today For The San Jose Sharks

from Sportsnet,

The San Jose Sharks will announce Mike Grier as their new general manager on Tuesday, Sportsnet can confirm. It is believed he will be the first Black man in NHL history to hold the position.

Grier, 47, played 14 seasons in the NHL beginning in 1996, three of them with the Sharks. His last season was with the Buffalo Sabres and he retired from playing in 2011.

Grier replaces interim GM Mike Will, who took over when Doug Wilson stepped away in November of 2021 for medical reasons. Wilson had held the position for 19 years and resigned in April.

The Detroit-born, but Massachusetts-raised Grier has held various non-playing positions since retiring. He spent two seasons behind the bench as an assistant with the New Jersey Devils from 2018 to 2020. A year ago, he was hired as an adviser to hockey operations for the New York Rangers. He has also served as a scout for the Chicago Blackhawks between 2014 and 2018.

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“It is believed he will be the first Black man in NHL history to hold the position.”

Umm, should be pretty easy to check? Anyone recall a black GM? Anyone? Bueller?

Seems a bit short on experience, but all the best to him. It’s been a promising year so far for making NHL management more inclusive.

Posted by Moose Moss on 07/05/22 at 12:46 PM ET

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He’s been dealt a rough set of cards. Lets see how he does.

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/05/22 at 03:08 PM ET

SYF's avatar

He’s been dealt a rough set of cards. Lets see how he does.

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/05/22 at 03:08 PM ET

Yup.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/05/22 at 04:22 PM ET

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