Devils hire former Wild GM Chuck Fletcher as senior adviser

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have hired former Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher as a senior adviser for management and hockey operations.

Devils executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero says Fletcher will help him and assist in hockey operations, including scouting. Fletcher previously worked under Shero for three years as assistant general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006-2009. The team won the Stanley Cup in 2009.

The 51-year-old Fletcher spent the previous nine seasons (2009-2018) as general manager of the Wild. The team went the playoffs the past six seasons, but it has not reached the second round since 2015. His contract was not renewed after this past season.

”Chuck brings a vast array of experience working for teams at different stages of their growth,” Shero said.

”He has seen teams start from the beginning, teams that were building toward the Stanley Cup playoffs and teams striving to be consistent contenders,” he said.

”I personally know that Chuck’s knowledge, work ethic and demeanor will be benefits to our organization. We are excited for him to work directly with our management, scouting and coaching staffs moving forward.”

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