Paul Fenton (ice hockey)

Paul John Fenton Jr. (born December 22, 1959) is an American former ice hockey forward and executive. He has previously served as the general manager for the Minnesota Wild. Before joining the Wild, he had worked as assistant general manager with the Nashville Predators.

Paul Fenton
Born (1959-12-22) December 22, 1959 (age 61)
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Played for Hartford Whalers
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
Winnipeg Jets
Toronto Maple Leafs
Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1984–1992

Playing careerEdit

Fenton started his National Hockey League career with the Hartford Whalers in 1985. He also played for the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, and San Jose Sharks. He retired from the NHL after the 1992 season.

In 1983, while playing for the Peoria Prancers, Fenton won the Ken McKenzie Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding American-born rookie playing in the International Hockey League.

Executive careerEdit

Before being named general manager and chief of the Minnesota Wild on May 21, 2018,[1] Fenton was an assistant general manager with the NHL's Nashville Predators,[2] while simultaneously serving as the general manager of the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.

After just one season, Fenton was relieved of his duties as General Manager of the Minnesota Wild on July 30, 2019.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Fenton is the son of Paul Fenton Sr. and Joann Mullin, his father was the Police Chief of the city of Springfield, Massachusetts for 14 years and worked for the police for over 40 years. Fenton has two sons, one of whom, P. J. Fenton, played hockey for the AHL's Rochester Americans and is currently a part of the Minnesota Wild's amateur scouting team.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Boston University ECAC 24 8 17 25 14
1980–81 Boston University ECAC 5 3 2 5 0
1981–82 Boston University ECAC 28 20 13 33 20
1982–83 Peoria Prancers IHL 82 60 51 111 53
1982–83 Colorado Flames CHL 1 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 2 2
1983–84 Binghamton Whalers AHL 78 41 24 65 67
1984–85 Hartford Whalers NHL 33 7 5 12 10
1984–85 Binghamton Whalers AHL 45 26 21 47 18
1985–86 Hartford Whalers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1985–86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 75 53 35 88 87 6 2 0 2 2
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 8 0 0 0 2
1986–87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 70 37 38 75 45 7 6 4 10 6
1987–88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 20 23 43 46 5 2 1 3 2
1987–88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 5 11 5 16 9
1988–89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 21 2 3 5 6
1988–89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 59 14 9 23 33
1989–90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 32 18 50 40 7 2 0 2 23
1990–91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 17 4 4 8 18
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 30 5 10 15 0
1990–91 Calgary Flames NHL 31 5 7 12 10 5 0 0 0 2
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 60 11 4 15 33
AHL totals 273 168 123 291 226 13 8 4 12 8
NHL totals 411 100 83 183 198 17 4 1 5 27

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1985 United States WC 9 2 1 3 8
1989 United States WC 10 1 3 4 14
Senior totals 19 3 4 7 22

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wild name Fenton general manager". NHL.com. May 21, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Paul Fenton Assistant General Manager". predators.ice.nhl.com. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Wild fire GM Fenton after one year". The Sports Network. July 30, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "P.J. Fenton". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved May 21, 2018.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chuck Fletcher
General Manager of the Minnesota Wild
20182019
Succeeded by
Bill Guerin