Source: Fletcher agrees to five year deal
The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Chuck Fletcher to replace Doug Risebrough as Executive Vice President and General Manager.
Sources close to the situation tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports that Fletcher has agreed to a five year deal worth $750,000 per season.
Fletcher, 41, has 16 years of experience with Florida, Anaheim and Pittsburgh, and has played a big role in the Penguins success over the past two seasons.
While in Pittsburgh, Fletcher oversaw the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins minor-league club and was involved in contract negotiations, scouting and various day-to-day club operations.
The Wild who have struggled to lure and keep top tier free agents, wanted to change the culture and the direction of the team as Fletcher emerged as a leading candidate to replace Doug Risebrough early in the process.
The Minnesota Star Tribune first reported the hiring this afternoon.