Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman to Step Down and Move into an Advisory Role

By Sam Blazer on September 11, 2018 at 1:20 pm
Steve Yzerman talks to assembled media during February 2018
Kim Clement-USA Today Sports

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.

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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Source: @JoeSmithTB