The Pittsburgh Penguins are searching for a new general manager after firing Ray Shero last month, and one candidate for the job is Pierre McGuire.
Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reported Monday, citing sources, that McGuire has done multiple interviews for the position.
Sources say NBC analyst Pierre McGuire has had two interviews for the Penguins' GM job. McGuire was an asst coach on their '92 Cup team.—
Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) June 02, 2014
McGuire is best known as a rinkside reporter and analyst for NBC and NBC Sports Network. He also has worked for TSN.
The 52-year-old does have ties to the Penguins’ organization. As Matheson mentioned, McGuire was an assistant coach for Pittsburgh in the early 1990s and was on the bench during the team’s back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992.
Don't mean to add fuel to the fire, but I can tell you that Pierre is tight with multiple people in the organization.—
Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) May 30, 2014
McGuire’s NHL resume also includes time as an assistant GM and head coach of the Hartford Whalers.
The Penguins are coming off a disappointing season in which they lost to the New York Rangers in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, despite having a 3-1 series lead.