Wild Fire General Manager Paul Fenton after just one season

MINNEAPOLIS (Valley News Live) -- Minnesota Wild Owner Craig Leipold announced Tuesday he has "relieved General Manager Paul Fenton of his duties" after just one season with the team.

In a statement released by the team Tuesday afternoon Leipold said after giving much thought about the decision he informed Fenton he was not the right fit for the team.

"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," Leipold added.

The Wild finished the 2018-19 season 7th in the Central Division going 37-36-9 and missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

The release from the club said the search for a new General Manager will begin immediately and Assistant General Manager Tom Kurvers will serve as the General Manager in the interim.