Wild hire former North Stars GM Ferreira as Fenton assistant

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have hired Jack Ferreira as an assistant to new general manager Paul Fenton.

The Wild made the announcement on Tuesday about Ferreira, 73, who is a long-time mentor to Fenton. Ferreira was GM of the Minnesota North Stars (1988-90) and San Jose Sharks (1990-92) for two seasons each before five years as general manager of the Anaheim Ducks (1993-98). With the Sharks and Ducks, Ferreira helped usher in expansion franchises.

Ferreira spent the past 12 seasons as a special assistant in the Los Angeles Kings front office.

Fenton finished his NHL playing career with the Sharks in the 1991-92 season and then began working in the Ducks front office under Ferreira in 1993.

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