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Report: Hurricanes interviewed Greeley for general manager position

TSN's Bob McKenzie says the Hurricanes have already interviewed the Sabres' assistant general manager for their open general manager position

Brayton Wilson
March 12, 2018 - 2:31 pm

The Carolina Hurricanes are in discussions with several front office personnel from around the National Hockey League for their open general manager position. The team had relieved Ron Francis of his duties as general manager this past Wednesday, but had promoted him as the team's President of Hockey Operations.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Hurricanes have already interviewed Buffalo Sabres assistant general manager Steve Greeley for their general manager position.

Greeley was brought in by Sabres general manager Jason Botterill on June 26, 2017 to assume the role as one of his assistant general managers. The 37-year old was brought over this past offseason after spending two seasons with the New York Rangers as the assistant director of player personnel.

Greeley joins a group of reported candidates that already includes Mike Futa (Los Angeles Kings), Tom Fitzgerald (New Jersey Devils), Paul Fenton (Nashville Predators), Laurence Gilman (Vancouver Canucks) and Julien Brisebois (Tampa Bay Lightning).

The Hurricanes currently hold the longest playoff drought in the NHL, having missed out on the playoffs over the past eight seasons. Carolina currently sits with 71 points in the Eastern Conference standings, which is six points back of the Columbus Blue Jackets for the final Wild Card spot.

Keep it locked to WGR and for the latest on this developing story.

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