Ron Hextall negotiating with Penguins over open GM role

Ron Hextall during his Flyers tenure. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Ron Hextall is currently negotiating with the Pittsburgh Penguins about taking over their open general manager position, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports.

The Penguins are currently without a GM after Jim Rutherford, who had held the position since 2014, stepped away from the organization in late January for personal reasons.

Hextall has served in NHL front offices dating back to 1999, when he began working for the Philadelphia Flyers as a scout. He’d eventually serve as GM for the team, after a stint with the Los Angeles Kings organization.

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According to Friedman, the Penguins interviewed at least eight people for the open GM position including interim GM Patrik Allvin, John Ferguson Jr., Mike Futa, Mark Hunter, Jason Karmanos, Chris MacFarland, Kevin Weeks and Hextall.

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