Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Winnipeg to be Chevy Country

Former Brandon Wheat Kings' defenceman Kevin Cheveldayoff is about to become an NHL General Manager for the first time.

True North Sports & Entertainment have called a news conference for Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. to make a 'significant hockey operations announcement.'

Multiple reports from various media outlets say Cheveldayoff will be named the first general manager in Winnipeg's new NHL franchise history.

Cheveldayoff has spent the past two seasons as assistant GM of the Chicago Blackhawks, helping the team to the Stanley Cup title in 2010.

He guided the Chicago Wolves to a pair of Turner Cup titles in the International Hockey League as well as two Calder Cup championships (American Hockey League) before joining the Blackhawks front office.

Ironically, Cheveldayoff's hiring would mean that Winnipeg would have a former Wheat King in the GM role when they exited the NHL (John Paddock) and when they re-entered the league.



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