The San Jose Sharks will appoint Mike Greer to be the first black general manager in NHL history, According to multiple reports.
The Sharks have yet to confirm, but they plan to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, where they are expected to introduce Grier.
Grier played 1,060 games over 16 seasons in the NHL, fitting for four teams, including the Sharks. He most recently worked as a hockey operations consultant for the New York Rangers last season.
He will replace Joe Will, who was the interim general manager after Doug Wilson went on medical leave in November. Wilson, who retired in April, led the team to 14 playoffs, the President’s Cup and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
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However, the current three-year shark drought is the longest in franchise history.
Greer hails from a family of sports executives. His brother, Chris, is the general manager of the Miami Dolphins. Their father, Bobby Greer, was an NFL CEO for over 20 years after his NFL coaching stint.
Mike Greer is going to cut his business. The Sharks fired coach Bob Bogner and his assistants last week to allow the new GM to choose its own coach.
The slate is also attached to the cover space. with only $5.6 million of available space, Sharks have a large amount of money tied up in older players. Defensemen Erik Karlsson (32), Brent Burns (37), and Marc-Edouard Vlasic (35) grossed $26.5 million.