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PENS WILL NOT RENEW PATRICK'S CONTRACT; SEARCH FOR GM BEGINS

Thursday, 04.20.2006 / 12:00 AM / Pittsburgh Penguins
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PENS WILL NOT RENEW PATRICK\'S CONTRACT; SEARCH FOR GM BEGINS

The Pittsburgh Penguins will not renew the contract of general manager Craig Patrick, it was announced today by the team’s CEO, Ken Sawyer.

The search for a new general manager will begin immediately.

“We have tremendous respect for Craig and are very grateful for his many contributions to this organization over the past 17 years,” Sawyer said. “However, I and our board have decided that it is time for a change.

“We believe there are many strong candidates out there, and we look forward to hiring a new GM who can help us achieve our ultimate goal, which is to win the Stanley Cup.”

Patrick had been general manager of the club since December, 1989 and led the team to two Stanley Cups and five division titles in the 1990s.

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