Andrew Brunette retires to join Minnesota Wild front office

Frederick Breedon

The Wild announced his new role as Hockey Operations Advisor this evening.

After 16 years in the NHL, forward Andrew Brunette is retiring to join the front office of the Minnesota Wild, the team he became a fan favorite playing for.

The Wild announced the news this evening. Brunette's role with the Wild will be that of Hockey Operations Advisor:

In his new role with the Wild, Brunette will assist General Manager Chuck Fletcher in all aspects of the team's hockey operations including scouting, free agent signings and helping with the evaluation and development of prospects at all levels of the organization.

It's only fitting that Brunette ended up back with the Wild in some capacity. The forward ranks second in Minnesota franchise history in goals and power-play goals (55), fourth in points, assists and game-winning goals (16) and fifth in games played.

But Brunette will be forever remembered in Minnesota for scoring the overtime goal on Patrick Roy (the last goal ever scored on the legendary goaltender) in the seventh overtime of Game 7 of the Western Conference quarterfinal in 2003. It was the first playoff series win in Wild franchise history.

Visit our Minnesota Wild blog Hockey Wilderness for more coverage.


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