Reid to be named Petes GM

MIKE DAVIES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:58 AM ET

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. -- The Peterborough Petes are turning to an alumnus to lead them into the future with the hiring of Dave Reid as general manager.

Sources say Reid -- a veteran of 1,079 NHL regular-season and playoff games and two Stanley Cup championships -- will be introduced as the new GM, likely later this week, once a contract is finalized.

The main terms of his contract, a four-year deal, have been agreed upon and completion of the deal is expected to be a formality, according to sources.

Petes president Ken Jackman said the club's executive is not ready to make an announcement. "I'm not in a position to confirm or deny anything," Jackman said. "There is a process ongoing."

When contacted, Reid said: "Any inquiries on the GM's position should go through Ken Jackman."

Sources say Reid was one of six candidates interviewed for the GM's post, which opened March 30 when Jeff Twohey was relieved of his duties after 17 years as GM and 29 years with the organization.

Others interviewed for the position include Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame member and Montreal Canadiens pro scout Doug Gibson, Petes' assistant coach Joe Cirella, OHL Central Scouting director Rob Kitamura, Petes' transitional manager of player personnel Mike Oke and Peterborough native Shannon McNevan -- who manages two professional hockey teams in Germany.

The Petes received far more resumes interested in coaching positions than the GM's title.


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