The Minnesota Wild have fired general manager Paul Fenton just over one year into his tenure with the club, sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.
Wild owner Craig Leipold informed Fenton of his decision Tuesday morning, according to The Athletic, which first reported the firing.
Leipold is scheduled to address the media later Tuesday.
Fenton, 59, was hired as the Wild’s GM in May 2018 after spending the previous 12 seasons as an assistant general manager for the Nashville Predators.
The Wild went 37-36-9 in their only season under Fenton, finishing last in the Central Division and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2012.