Penguins tap Rutherford for GM gig: Report

Former Carolina Hurricanes president/GM Jim Rutherford speaks with the media in Raleigh, N.C., on...

Former Carolina Hurricanes president/GM Jim Rutherford speaks with the media in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday June 4, 2006. (QMI Agency)

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The search is over.

After a few weeks of interviews and speculation, it appears the Pittsburgh Penguins have found their man.

The club is set to hire Jim Rutherford to fill the vacant general manager position, according to TSN.

Ray Shero, the team's GM for eight years, was fired May 16, following Pittsburgh's loss to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinal.

Among others, TV analyst Pierre McGuire, a former Pittsburgh scout and assistant coach, was also interviewed for the role.

Rutherford, 65, resigned as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes in late April after the squad missed the playoffs again. He spent two decades at the helm.

Carolina, who hired Ron Francis to replace Rutherford, hasn't made the post-season since 2009.


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