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Yzerman to be named new Tampa Bay Lightning GM

Per multiple tweets and sources this morning.  Press conference has been called for this afternoon.

TSN:  Lightning to introduce Yzerman as general manager

Yzerman - one of many candidates rumoured to be in the running for the job - replaces Brian Lawton, who was fired last month. Yzerman worked for four seasons as Vice President and Alternate Governor for the Detroit Red Wings after retiring as a player in 2006. 

In 2009, the the Hall of Famer was named Executive Director for the Canadian men's hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics and helped lead the squad to a gold medal in February.

Yzerman played his entire 22-year NHL career in Detroit and led the Red Wings to three Stanley Cups. Alongside general manager Ken Holland and assistant general manager Jim Nill in the front office, he also helped the team win a championship in 2008.

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