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Mike Grier becomes the first black general manager in NHL history

(CNN)Mike Grier has been appointed as the new general manager of San Jose Sharks. According to the team, Glia's recruitment is historic and he became the first black general manager of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Sharks have spent most of their life as players, later coaches, scouts, and executives, and Greer has "overall authority over all aspects of shark hockey-related operations. I have it. " ..

During his 14-season NHL career as a player, Greer played for sharks for three years while skating in over 1,000 games. He served as the team's replacement captain while scoring 78 points (35 goals, 43 assists) during his time in the franchise.

"I am very proud and grateful to have been given the opportunity to become General Manager of San Jose Sharks," Glia said in a press release.

"I look forward to working with the staff to create a fast, competitive and hard-working team that shark fans will enjoy and be proud of. About playing at Sun. One of the most memorable things about Jose is the home ice advantage that our fans bring through their passion and energy, making the SAP Center one of the hardest buildings to play, "Glia said. Told.

Professional sports executives are run by his family.

Grier, 47, is the younger brother of Chris Grier, the general manager of the Miami Dolphins. Elder Glia has been on the NFL team for over 20 years and has been leading football since 2016.

His father, Bobby, is a longtime coach, scout, executive, and advisor to the National Football League.