The Minnesota Wild have named Ray Shero Senior Advisor to the General Manager, reuniting him with GM Bill Guerin. The two men have a long history together, with Shero acquiring Guerin at the end of his playing career to win a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins and then hiring him as a development coach after his retirement.
In fact, it was Shero’s departure from the Penguins in 2014 that moved everyone up a rung in the Penguins organization, with Guerin taking over as an assistant GM alongside Jim Rutherford. The 58-year-old Shero went to the New Jersey Devils next and served parts of five seasons there before being relieved of his duties in January 2020. He’ll be back in a front office for the 2021-22 season, though obviously not running the show as he is used to.
Shero is replacing the outgoing Jack Ferreira according to Michael Russo of The Athletic, and brings several decades of front office experience. He first joined the Ottawa Senators in 1993 as an assistant GM and served in the same capacity with the Nashville Predators. He will have the same title as Randy Sexton, who was hired earlier this year.