Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, who oversaw Cup wins, resigns

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Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford smiles as he takes questions during a press conference at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, Pa., in this Tuesday, June 25, 2019, photo. Rutherford, a Hockey Hall of Famer who helped lead the team to a pair of Stanley Cup titles, resigned abruptly on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. The 71-year-old cited “personal reasons” in making the decision. (Jessie Wardarski/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has resigned.

The 71-year-old member of the Hockey Hall of Fame cited “personal reasons” behind the decision.

Patrick Allvin will serve as the interim general manager while the club searches for a permanent replacement.

Rutherford arrived in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2014 and oversaw a roster rebuild that helped the Penguins win consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017.

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