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Yzerman won't return as Canada's GM

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Steve Yzerman said Sunday that he will not return as the executive director for Canada's Olympic team in 2018. He made the announcement following Canada's 3-0 victory against Sweden in the gold-medal game of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Yzerman, 48, also was the executive director of the Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

"Time to move on," Yzerman told reporters while adding it was time to let someone else get a shot at it.

Yzerman has been the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning since 2010.

The two Olympic gold medals are just the latest additions to Yzerman's expansive trophy case. He won three Stanley Cups as a player with the Detroit Red Wings and a fourth as a member of the team's front office. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009 and in January was named to the Order of Hockey in Canada.

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