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The Peterborough Petes have confirmed what had been reported earlier this week....
Former NHL forward Dave Reid is the new General Manager of the Peterborough Petes. Reid, 45, had been working as a TV analyst after his playing career ended in 2001. He replaces longtime GM Jeff Twohey who did not have his contract renewed after being in charge of the Petes since 1993, and part of the organization dating back 29 years.
"To be standing here today in this position is an unbelievable experience," said Reid at a press conference today. "The tradition of this organization stretches around the world and, trust me, I've been around the world with TSN in hockey events and everybody knows who the Petes are. I feel it's an honour to be representing the Petes. I always felt it was an honour being a Pete no matter where I went. To me this is a huge responsibility to carry that tradition on here and make sure the players we bring in, the players who are here and everyone in the organization understands what it is about to be a Pete. It's not just about the games on the ice. It's about who you are."
The first step for Reid will be to determine a coaching staff. Head Coach Ken McRae and assistant Ryan Barnes will both see their contracts expire June 30th unless Reid and the Petes Executive Board decide to offer them extensions.
You can read more coverage of today's announcement here.
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