Report: Wild interviewing Predators AGM Paul Fenton
The Minnesota Wild received permission from the Nashville Predators to speak with assistant general manager Paul Fenton, and are holding a day-long interview with him Wednesday for their vacant GM position, sources told Michael Russo of The Athletic.
Minnesota fired longtime executive Chuck Fletcher earlier this week after being eliminated from the playoffs in five games at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets, marking the third consecutive season the Wild were bounced in the first round.
Fenton has been linked to several open GM positions over the years, and recently backed out of the running for the Carolina Hurricanes' job.
The 58-year-old has been with the Predators for 18 seasons, and has played a key role in helping draft and develop one of the deepest teams in the NHL alongside GM David Poile.