Pittsburgh Penguins Bring In Another Big Name, Longtime NHL General Manager

The Pittsburgh Penguins have made a substantial move to strengthen their hockey operations by appointing Doug Wilson as the Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations.

With a storied career spanning over 40 years in the NHL, Wilson brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role.

His responsibilities will encompass providing guidance, counsel, and insights on various aspects of the team's operations, with a specific focus on personnel decisions.

Doug Wilson, a Hockey Hall of Famer, has a remarkable background, including a 16-year playing career and a 25-season tenure leading the San Jose Sharks' hockey operations.

During Wilson's time in San Jose, the Sharks held a strong 768-468-151 record, making the playoffs 14 times, including the Stanley Cup Finals in 2016 where they lost to the Penguins in six games.

This transition marks an exciting new chapter for Wilson, who retired as the San Jose Sharks' general manager in 2021 to focus on his health.

Now, in his role with the Penguins, he will offer invaluable mentorship to the team's front office staff.

Penguins President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Kyle Dubas expressed his enthusiasm for Wilson's addition, emphasizing the wealth of experience and professionalism he brings to the organization.

As Wilson joins the Penguins at both home and on the road, his influence is expected to significantly contribute to the team's strategic decision-making and continued success in the NHL. Photo Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports