NHL general manager tenures

Updated: June 8, 2004, 11:54 AM ET

While coaches in the NHL have a lifespan of 1.8 years, general managers last a little longer -- close to 4.5 years.

Below are the league's GMs, with their date of hire, listed in order of years (not seasons) completed with their team:

TENURES OF NHL GENERAL MANAGERS
TEAM GENERAL MANAGER HIRED YRS
New Jersey Devils Lou Lamoriello 9/10/1987 16
Pittsburgh Penguins Craig Patrick 12/2/1989 14
Colorado Avalanche Pierre Lacroix 5/24/1994 10
Philadelphia Flyers Bob Clarke 6/15/1994 9
Carolina Hurricanes Jim Rutherford 6/28/1994 9
New York Islanders Mike Milbury 12/12/1995 8
Los Angeles Kings Dave Taylor 4/22/1997 7
Washington Capitals George McPhee 6/7/1997 6
St. Louis Blues Larry Pleau 6/9/1997 6
Buffalo Sabres Darcy Regier 6/11/1997 6
Nashville Predators David Poile 7/9/1997 6
Detroit Red Wings Ken Holland 7/18/1997 6
Columbus Blue Jackets Doug MacLean 2/11/1998 6
Atlanta Thrashers Don Waddell 6/23/1998 5
Minnesota Wild Doug Risebrough 9/2/1999 4
New York Rangers Glen Sather 6/1/2000 3
Edmonton Oilers Kevin Lowe 6/9/2000 3
Boston Bruins Mike O'Connell 11/1/2000 3
Phoenix Coyotes Mike Barnett 8/28/2001 2
Dallas Stars Doug Armstrong 1/25/2002 2
Tampa Bay Lightning Jay Feaster 2/10/2002 2
Ottawa Senators John Muckler 6/12/2002 1
Calgary Flames Darryl Sutter* 4/11/2003 0
San Jose Sharks Doug Wilson 5/13/2003 0
Montreal Canadiens Bob Gainey 6/2/2003 0
Toronto Maple Leafs John Ferguson Jr. 8/29/2003 0
Chicago Blackhawks Bob Pulford** 10/24/2003 0
Vancouver Canucks Dave Nonis 5/6/2004 0
Florida Panthers Mike Keenan 5/26/2004 0
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim vacant N/A N/A
* -- Also serves as head coach; ** -- Interim.

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