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Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Chuck Fletcher signs with Minnesota Wild

Penguins assistant GM Chuck Fletcher has opted to sign with the Minnesota Wild as the team's General Manager.  This is interesting timing considering the Penguins' current playoff run but I suppose there's no sitting back and waiting on an offer like this.

A Friday announcement is pending, as reported by The Star-Tribune:

A new era for the Wild begins Friday.

According to NHL sources, the Star Tribune has learned that the Wild has agreed to terms with Pittsburgh Penguins assistant General Manager Chuck Fletcher to replace Doug Risebrough, who was fired April 16.

The Wild hope that Fletcher brings some of his contract negotiating skills and eye for prospects to the table. 

Congrats to Fletch for the promotion and all Minnesota Wild fans.

Read more at the SBN Minnesota Wild blog, Hockey Wilderness.

Update: Gotta give credit where credit is due.  Hooks was already expecting a void in the front office three weeks ago.