Chuck Fletcher

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Chuck Fletcher (born April 29, 1967 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian American professional ice hockey executive. He was most recently general manager of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League,[1] a post he held from May 21, 2009 through April 23, 2018. Fletcher stepped into the role following three years as assistant general manager for the Pittsburgh Penguins under Ray Shero.

Before joining the Penguins, Fletcher served as the Director of Hockey Operations, assistant general manager, and Vice President of Amateur Scouting/Player Development for the Anaheim Ducks from 200206. Prior to that he worked as assistant general manager of the Florida Panthers from their expansion year in 1993 until 2002.

A Montreal native, Fletcher is a Harvard University graduate (1990), and spent a year working as the Sales and Merchandising Coordinator for Hockey Canada and two years as a player representative for Newport Sports Management before making the transition to front office work with the Florida Panthers. He lives in Chaska, Minnesota with his wife Rhonda, with whom he has two children.[2] His father is well-known hockey executive and former General Manager Cliff Fletcher. On April 23, 2018 Wild owner, Craig Leopold announced that the organization would not renew Fletcher's contract effectively ending his 9 year tenure with the Minnesota club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minnesota Star Tribune "Execs Sing Praises of Wild's New GM", May 21, 2009.
  2. ^ Pittsburgh Penguins Website "Hockey Staff, Chuck Fletcher" Archived 2008-10-13 at the Wayback Machine., May 21, 2009.
Preceded by
Bill Torrey
Interim General Manager of the Florida Panthers
2001–02
Succeeded by
Rick Dudley
Preceded by
Doug Risebrough
General Manager of the Minnesota Wild
20092018
Succeeded by
Paul Fenton