The search is finally over.
The Minnesota Wild have called a press conference for 4:00 PM (CDT) Friday, to announce that Pittsburgh assistant general manager Chuck Fletcher has been named GM of the Wild.
The press conference will be carried on all Wild media outlets, including streaming video live from the Xcel Energy Center on Wild.com, televised live on FSNorth, and will be carried on WCCO-AM 830, the team's radio originating outlet.
The announcement comes 36 days after Doug Risebrough was notified that his contract was not being renewed by Wild majority owner Craig Leipold.
In an ironic twist, the Wild announcement will come just four hours after the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves are to announce their new Director of Basketball Operations (12 Noon, CDT) at Target Center, 10 miles away from the 'X'.