Mike Grier will be named as the general manager of the San Jose Sharks.
According to several reports, Mike Grier will be the foremost Black man in the NHL record to hold the position.
The Sharks have not verified the hiring but have organized a press conference on Tuesday.
Everyone is anticipating the official announcement of Grier as the new GM at the press conference.
Grier has played 14 seasons in the NHL for four distinct teams.
Before his retirement, Grier has also played for the sharks.
He spent the last season as the New York Rangers' hockey functions consultant and also served as a scout for the Chicago Blackhawks for 5 years ending in 2018.
Grier is the younger brother of Miami Dolphins GM Chris Grier.
After completing 19 seasons with the club, Wilson formally stepped down in April.
Unfortunately, the Sharks have missed the playoffs for three continuous seasons, the longest in history.