Report: Sharks to interview Ray Whitney for GM job
The San Jose Sharks may turn to another one of their former players to run their hockey operations.
The club will interview longtime NHLer Ray Whitney for its general manager vacancy on Thursday, a source told PHNX Sports' Craig Morgan.
Doug Wilson, who served as San Jose's GM for 19 seasons, stepped down from his post in April. The Hall of Fame defenseman spent the last two years of his playing career with the Sharks.
Whitney, meanwhile, spent the first six seasons of his career in San Jose after the Sharks made him the 23rd pick in the 1991 NHL draft. The playmaking winger recorded 1,064 points in 1,330 career NHL games between eight different teams, winning the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006.
However, the 50-year-old's front-office resume isn't as decorated as his on-ice resume. Whitney worked as a scout for the Canes for three campaigns beginning in 2015 before joining the league office in the department of player safety in 2017. He's also coached his son's Phoenix Jr. Coyotes Triple-A team for the last three years.