2026 Winter Olympics: Bill Guerin Appointed as Team USA General Manager

Bill Guerin, the general manager of the Minnesota Wild, has been appointed as the general manager of the United States teams for the 2026 Olympics and the NHL’s 4 Nations Face-Off tournament in 2025, marking his return to a role he previously had to relinquish due to NHL players not participating in the 2022 Olympics due to COVID-19.

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Minnesota Wild’s general manager, Bill Guerin, has landed a huge role. He’s been chosen as the general manager for the United States teams. These teams are set to compete in the 2026 Olympics and the NHL’s 4 Nations Face-Off tournament in 2025. This info comes straight from USA Hockey.

“It’s an honor beyond belief,” Guerin couldn’t help but express. He was quick to accept, adding, “I’ve had many great days in hockey, but this? It’s right up there with the best.”

Guerin’s no stranger to the role. He was the U.S. general manager three years back. However, he had to step down when the NHL pulled its players from the 2022 Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns.

Just last week, the NHL made a big announcement. The 2025 All-Star Game is getting replaced. In its place? A four-nation round-robin tournament. This event will see teams from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Sweden going head to head. Plus, the league’s committed to the next two Olympic Games, starting with the 2026 Olympics in Milan-Cortina. It’s a big deal, especially since NHL players missed the last two Olympics.

Guerin’s got quite the resume. At 53, he’s not just a team manager. He was part of the U.S. team that snagged a silver medal in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. His professional career spanned 18 seasons across eight NHL teams. And now? He’s in his fifth season leading the Wild.

Quite the journey, huh?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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