The San Jose Sharks might be below new administration subsequent season for the primary time in 20 years. Doug Wilson
announced Thursday that he’s stepping down from his function as normal supervisor of the Sharks. Wilson had been on medical depart since November, and Joe Will will proceed as interim GM till a brand new one is discovered. There is just not but a timeline for that search, however proprietor Hasso Plattner defined that it will likely be “guided by the organization’s ability to interview all of the desired prospective candidates.”
Wilson launched a prolonged assertion, which partly learn:
“Finally, I want to thank everyone who has reached out during my leave of absence. While I have made great progress over the last several months, I feel it is in the best interest of the organization and myself to step down from my current duties and focus on my health and full recovery. I look forward to continuing my career in the NHL in the future.”
Given the title of normal supervisor in 2003, Wilson led the Sharks to the playoffs on 14 totally different events and captured the Pacific Division title 5 occasions. They solely reached the Stanley Cup Final as soon as, and by no means did win it, however his time on the helm introduced an virtually unparalleled degree of regular-season success. The workforce averaged greater than 45 wins and 100 factors throughout his run.
Wilson was additionally in the end answerable for drafting franchise icons like Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Tomas Hertl and Timor Meier, in addition to buying Joe Thornton and Brent Burns. While it by no means in the end resulted in an NHL championship, his time in San Jose definitely introduced town and Sharks’ followers a number of wins.
In 2020, Wilson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, celebrating his excellent enjoying profession that spanned greater than 1,000 video games. That included two seasons as captain of the Sharks, a number of years earlier than he joined the workforce because the director of participant personnel in 1997, his first function with the workforce. In all, it’s been greater than three many years since he has referred to as some other NHL group residence.