Bill Guerin said he firmly believes the Minnesota Wild have what it takes to win the Stanley Cup.
Guerin was introduced as the fourth general manager in Minnesota history on Thursday. He replaces Paul Fenton, who was fired July 30 after he was GM for 14 months. Guerin spent the past eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including the past five as assistant GM, winning the Stanley Cup twice as a member of their front office (2016, 2017) and once as a player (2009). He also won the Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 1995.
"We have a lot of work to do, but there's a ton of potential and I'm extremely excited to get to work," Guerin said. "There's everything here to win. Everything. I've seen it as a player, I've seen it in management as far as what it takes to build a winner. Everything is here. Everything is in place.
"We have a good team. This is a good team. My job is to make it better, and we are going to build."
Selected by New Jersey with the No. 5 pick in the 1989 NHL Draft, Guerin had 856 points (429 goals, 427 assists) in 1,263 regular-season games with the Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders and Penguins. He had 74 points (39 goals, 35 assists) in 140 Stanley Cup Playoff games.