Mike Grier, the next GM of the Sharks?

The San Jose Sharks will likely announce the identity of their new general manager on Tuesday, and their ex-player Mike Grier would have the best chance of obtaining this mandate.

Mike Grier, the next GM of the Sharks?

The San Jose Sharks will likely announce the identity of their new general manager on Tuesday, and their ex-player Mike Grier would have the best chance of obtaining this mandate.

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This is what the TSN network reported on Monday. Grier and another National Hockey League (NHL) alum, Ray Whitney, would be the two finalists for the job, but the former would have a better chance of becoming the Sharks' pick.

After a career of 1,060 NHL games, Detroit native Grier worked as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils between 2018 and 2020. He spent three seasons with the Sharks organization, between 2006 and 2009.

As for him, Whitney played 1,330 games on the Bettman circuit and began his career in the Californian organization, where he played between 1992 and 1997.

If Grier's hiring were made official on Tuesday, he would become the first black general manager in NHL history. In addition, his brother Chris Grier is GM of the Miami Dolphins, in the NFL.

Since the resignation of Doug Wilson, Joe Will has served as interim general manager with the Sharks.

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