Ron Hextall hired as Penguins GM; Brian Burke named hockey ops president

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Sean Leahy
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The Penguins have hired Ron Hextall as general manager and Brian Burke as president of hockey operations.

Patrik Allvin, who has been serving as interim GM since Jim Rutherford‘s resignation, will go back to his role as assistant GM under Hextall.

“We feel incredibly lucky to bring in two highly-respected executives with a combined 50-plus years of NHL management experience,” said Penguins team president David Morehouse. “Ron and Brian are well-known in the hockey world as fierce competitors with championship pedigrees. They’re very well-connected and experienced in all aspects of the game. They are both excited to get to work here in Pittsburgh, blending their skills and building on our long tradition of success.”

Rutherford resigned suddenly on Jan. 27, citing personal reasons for his decision.

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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