Bill Guerin will be the new Wild general manager.
Guerin, 48, spent the past eight years with the Penguins — three as player development coach, beginning in 2011, and the past five as assistant to general manager Jim Rutherford. Pittsburgh won two Stanley Cups in that time.
The team said Guerin will get a multiyear contract.
“Bill has been a winner throughout his hockey career,” owner Craig Leipold said in a news release.
A Wilbraham, Massachusetts, native and former Boston College player, Guerin had an 18-year career in the NHL, playing for eight teams and winning Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils in 1995 and Penguins in 2009.
Leipold, team advisor Mike Modano and team president Matt Majka formed the Wild’s search committee.