Michael Murray, the former executive vice president of hockey operations for the American Hockey League, has joined the Wild as an assistant to General Manager Bill Guerin, the team announced on Thursday.

Murray will oversee the day-to-day work of the hockey operations department and assist with contract negotiations, player development and scouting, the team said.

The 40-year-old spent the past nine seasons working in hockey operations in the AHL. He is a former Dartmouth hockey player, has a law degree and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

His father, Bob Murray, was Guerin's agent when the Wild GM was an NHL player.



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