Report: Former Oilers GM Chiarelli interviews with Wild

Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold explains why fired GM Paul Fenton simply wasn't a good fit with his club going forward.

Former Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli and ex-Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall have interviewed for the recently vacated GM position with the Minnesota Wild, reports The Athletic’s Michael Russo.

The Wild fired Paul Fenton from the role just two days ago after 14 months on the job.

Russo said that the process of finding a replacement for Fenton is in its early stages and neither Chiarelli or Hextall are necessarily frontrunners. He added that there is no timetable for the Wild to hire a GM.

Chiarelli won a Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 2011, but failed to replicate that success in Edmonton, making the playoffs just once with the Oilers. He was fired in January after three-and-a-half seasons in Edmonton.

Hextall managed the Flyers for four-and-a-half seasons before being removed from the GM position last fall.


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