The Wild have fired general manager Paul Fenton just over one year into his tenure with the club, it was announced Tuesday.
"After giving much thought to this difficult decision, I informed Paul today that he was not the right fit for our organization going forward," owner Craig Leipold said in a statement. "I believe we have a good hockey team, a team that will compete for a playoff spot this year, and I look forward to hiring a general manager that will help us win a Stanley Cup. I would like to thank Paul for his time with the Wild and wish him and his family the best in the future."
Fenton's tenure was marked by the end of a six-year streak of making the playoffs and a disassembly of the once-promising core of forwards by trading Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter prior to the deadline.