REPORT: Red Wings’ GM Steve Yzerman close to hiring right-hand man

According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the news will soon break that Detroit Red Wings‘ GM Steve Yzerman has hired his right-hand man.

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On Friday, McKenzie revealed that Pat Verbeek will be leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning to join Yzerman in Detroit.

The feeling is that Verbeek, who is currently Lightning Assistant General Manager, will assume the same role with the Red Wings.

Verbeek, who played RW with the Red Wings for two seasons (1999-2001), scored 37 goals and dishing out 41 assists in 135 games.

He also served as a scout for the Red Wings for four seasons before heading to Tampa Bay to join Yzerman.

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