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Report- Paul Fenton Out As GM Of The Minnesota Wild

07/30/2019 at 1:09pm EDT

from Michael Russo of The Athletic,

After 25 years of paying dues in order to rise to a general manager post in the NHL, Paul Fenton’s rocky tenure with the Wild came to an abrupt end after only one non-playoff season, multiple sources told The Athletic.

In a late-summer decision that will send shockwaves throughout the State of Hockey and the entire league, sources said owner Craig Leipold called Fenton at his offseason home in Cape Cod late Tuesday morning and cut ties with him a little more than 14 months after naming the longtime Nashville Predators assistant GM the Wild’s third GM in team history.

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added 2:05pm, Wild release is below.

SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has relieved General Manager Paul Fenton of his duties.

"After giving much thought to this difficult decision, I informed Paul today that he was not the right fit for our organization going forward," said Leipold. "I believe we have a good hockey team, a team that will compete for a playoff spot this year, and I look forward to hiring a General Manager that will help us win a Stanley Cup. I would like to thank Paul for his time with the Wild and wish him and his family the best in the future."

The search for a new General Manager will begin immediately. Until a replacement is found, Assistant General Manager Tom Kurvers will serve as acting General Manager.

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