NHL employee out of a job after accusing GM of 'verbal abuse.'

An NHL employee is out after a decade with his team following an accusation of verbal abuse.

Jonathan Larrivee
Jonathan Larrivee
Published 3 months ago
NHL employee out of a job after accusing GM of 'verbal abuse.'
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The Minnesota Wild have just parted ways with an employee that has been with them over a decade, and they have done so under rather ugly circumstances.

According to a report from Wild insider Mike Russo director of team operations Andrew Heydt is out of a job after accusing Wild general manager Bill Guerin of verbal abuse following an incident in late November of this year. Russo reports that the two sides have agreed to a mutual parting of ways, however the timing of this fresh off the heels of two investigations into verbal abuse in the workplace is certainly no coincidence.

Although Heydt is not well known to the general public, he did play a pivotal role in the day to day operations of the Wild organization, overseeing matters such as logistics and travel among other duties. Additionally Heydt had been with the team for 10 years prior to today's announcement, and that will make him extremely difficult to adequately replace in both the short and long term.

This entire situation will now cast a dark cloud over the hockey operations of the Minnesota Wild with many questions left unanswered, questions that we may never get the answers to. Certainly it has altered the perception around Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin, at least in the short term.

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