Hurricanes' Rutherford named Penguins GM
Posted June 6
Hurricanes president Jim Rutherford to be named the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, sources told WRAL Friday.
Rutherford is currently serving the Canes in an advisory role after 20 years as the team’s general manager.
The Pittsburgh Penguins fired general manager Ray Shero on May 16 after he held the position for nine years and led the team to a Stanley Cup win in 2009. The Penguins announced Friday that head coach Dan Bylsma has also been fired.
Reports came out Tuesday that Rutherford had interviewed for the Pens GM position but told WRAL he had no comment as he was still under contract with the Canes.
The 65-year-old Rutherford played goalie for the Penguins in the 1970s.