CHEVWPG1 copyOver the weekend, news came out that True North had decided not to retain Rick Dudley as general manager of the Winnipeg franchise despite the three years remaining on his contract. It was also learned that it had spoken with Chicago Blackhawks assistant GM Kevin Cheveldayoff for the position.
Wednesday at 2 p.m. CST, True North will make a "significant hockey operations announcement," which as the Winnipeg Free Press has learned is that Cheveldayoff will be named the franchise's general manager. Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily Herald reports it's a five-year deal.
Cheveldayoff spent 12 seasons as GM of the Chicago Wolves and won four titles between the AHL and IHL, along with the Stanley Cup ring he won with the Blackhawks last season.
His first order of business will be the NHL draft June 24-25 when the Winnipeg team will select No. 7 overall and have a total of six picks through the first five rounds.
When the free-agency period begins on July 1, the Winnipeg franchise will haveRead More »from True North to hire Kevin Cheveldayoff as Winnipeg GM