Former Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman has left the organization, according to the AP. He spent two decades inside the organization, working as the team’s GM up until Joe Sakic was promoted to that role in 2014.
Sherman then served the organization as the assistant GM in the 2014-15 season and senior vice president of business and team operations last season, as well as representing the team at league meetings in his role as alternate governor.
The only statement offered by the team to BSN was: “Greg decided to move on, it was a mutual decision on both sides to part ways.”
Sherman was GM for five years, a time during which the team drafted the bulk of its current core, including Matt Duchene (3rd overall), Gabriel Landeskog (2nd overall) and Tyson Barrie (64th overall). That was also the time frame during which the team traded for Semyon Varlamov and Erik Johnson.
Sakic’s first season as GM was a complete overhaul, with Patrick Roy being named coach at that point as well. The team tied a franchise record with 52 wins that season, winning the Central Division. They failed to make the playoffs in each of the next two seasons.
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