Glenn Anderson has been named the new General Manager of the Powell River Kings.
The Hockey Hall of Famer and six time Stanley Cup Champion visited Powell River for the Kings home opening weekend in September
Team President Stephan Seeger says Anderson “agreed to hang out for the weekend.”
Seeger says he didn’t know where it was going to go, but realized “he was interested, and interested in what was going on in junior hockey.”
Seeger says Anderson’s background and experience made him believe it would be foolish not to pursue it.
Former GM Chad van Diemen will remain with the team as Vice President.
Seeger praises Diemen for his hockey experience, knowledge of the Powell River community, commitment and love for the Kings and for “always thinking about the team and what he could do to make the league better.”
He adds, “to overlook a guy like Chad would be foolish from a management perspective. I couldn’t be more pleased to have a right hand man like Chad, he is an indispensable part of the Powell River Kings.”
Stephan Seeger Jr has been named to the position of assistant GM for the Kings.
One of the requests Anderson made before accepting the position was an assistant General Manager that he could work with.
Seeger says Anderson has “known my son for a very long time and they share the same goals and share the same brain in a lot of ways.”
Anderson started his career in the BCHL with the Bellingham Blazers in 1977 and went on to to win 5 Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers and one with the New York Rangers in 1994.