Wild Name Paul Fenton as New General Manager

He's spent the last 20 seasons with the Predators

Adam Carter
May 21, 2018 - 5:03 pm

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Paul Fenton, who most recently served as Assistant General Manager of the Nashville Predators, has been named the new General Manager of the Minnesota Wild.  Wild owner Craig Leipold announced Fenton's hire Monday.

"Paul is uniquely suited for this job having played 10 years of professional hockey and holding 25 years of management experience in the NHL," Leipold said.

The 58-year old Fenton replaces Chuck Fletcher, who's contract was not renewed after the Wild lost to the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Fenton was widely considered one of the serious contenders for the Wild GM job.  He's spent the last 20 seasons with the Predators.

Before joining the Predators, Fenton spent five seasons with the Anaheim Ducks as a scout.