In a move that shocked the NHL world, General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Steve Yzerman has stepped down from his role with the team. Reportedly he will continue with the Lightning in the role of advisor.
BREAKING: Steve Yzerman told #TBLightning players in a meeting today hes stepping aside as GM to be in advisory role, per source. BriseBois taking over as GM.
— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) September 11, 2018
Yzerman is widely considered to be one of the best at his position. He built consistent winners while in Tampa Bay and was able to bring players back to the team on friendly deals.
Julien BriseBois will take over for Yzerman and will become the full-time General Manager. BriseBois for multiple offseasons was considered as a top candidate for other jobs around the league due to his talents in helping Yzerman.
The Lightning opens up their regular season at home against the Florida Panthers on October 6.
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