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CP NewsAlert: Penguins GM Rutherford resigns, citing personal reasons

PITTSBURGH — Jim Rutherford has resigned as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, citing personal reasons.

The 71-year-old Rutherford has been GM of the Penguins since the 2014-15 season, making the playoffs every year and leading the team to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and 2017.

The native of Beeton, Ont., was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019.

The Penguins say the search for a new GM will begin immediately. Assistant general manager Patrik Allvin will act as interim GM.

Before coming to Pittsburgh, Rutherford spent 20 years as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers franchise, winning the Stanley Cup in Carolina in 2006.

He played 13 seasons in the NHL as a goaltender, including two stints with the Penguins.

More coming.

The Canadian Press

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