After getting eliminated last season in 4 games in the Stanley Cup Playoff Qualifying Round against the Montreal Canadians and starting this season with a 4-2-1 record in the East Division, the Pittsburgh Penguins will now be looking for a new General Manager. On Wednesday, Jim Rutherford announced he will be stepping down as Penguins General Manager due to personal reasons.
With Rutherford stepping down, Patrik Alvin was named interim General Manager while the team searches for a permanent General Manager. Rutherford was hired in 2014 to replace Ray Shero as General Manager.
During his time in Pittsburgh, Jim Rutherford built Pittsburgh to become a Stanley Cup Contender with the team winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. Outside of the two Stanley Cups, the team failed to make a deep playoff push getting eliminated in the first round in 2014-15 and 2018-19, the second round in 2017-18, and in the qualifying round last season.
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