Wild’s Guerin named GM of US Olympic hockey team

Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin will serve as the GM of the 2022 U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team, USA Hockey announced on Tuesday.

Guerin, now in his third season with the Wild, assembled the club’s first playoff team since 2018 last year and is responsible for drafting Russian phenom forward Kirill Kaprizov and signing him to a five-year deal this offseason. He appeared on three different U.S. Olympic ice hockey rosters during his playing career, in 1998, 2002 and 2006.

Chris Drury, who is in his first season with the New York Rangers front office, will be Team USA’s assistant general manager. He also

“It’s certainly great to have Bill and Chris working together in building our Olympic team,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “They were exceptional players in their day, both played in the Olympics, and today they’re accomplished leaders of NHL clubs. Our team is in good hands.”