SAINT PAUL -- Minnesota Wild Owner, Craig Leipold, today announced the organization will not renew the contract of Executive Vice President and General Manager Chuck Fletcher.
"I want to thank Chuck Fletcher for his substantial contributions to our franchise over the past nine years," said Leipold. "Through his strong work ethic, integrity and vision, Chuck and his staff built a winning culture and a perennial playoff team. For all of that I am grateful. I feel it is time for a new approach aimed at delivering a Stanley Cup to the deserving fans of the State of Hockey. I wish Chuck and his family the very best going forward."
The search for a new General Manager will begin immediately. Until a replacement is found, Brent Flahr, Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations will serve as acting general manager.