New Wild GM is Aiming For Stanley Cup

Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold (left) and new Wild general manager Paul Fenton (right) pose with a jersey at Fenton's introductory press conference Photo: KSTP Sports
Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold (left) and new Wild general manager Paul Fenton (right) pose with a jersey at Fenton's introductory press conference

May 22, 2018 05:53 PM

New Minnesota Wild general manager Paul Fenton knows he has a mandate - leading the team to a Stanley Cup. 

And he made that clear in his introductory press conference Tuesday morning.

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"Our team is not very far away," Fenton said. "I've just been brought here to tweak the process and get us where we need to go."

RELATED: Wild Players, Coach Boudreau Discuss Fenton Hire

Fenton was with the Nashville Predators for 20 years, which included part of current Wild owner Craig Leipold's time as owner of the team. He was the assistant GM the last 12 years, after signing on as the team's Director of Player Personnel in their first eight years of existence.

The Predators advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2017.

The Wild have made the playoffs the past six seasons, but have not advanced past the second round.

"No pressure Paul," Leipold said Tuesday of potential Stanley Cup Finals berth. "But that is where it starts today."

RELATED: Wild Hire New General Manager Paul Fenton


 

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