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In this May 5, 2014, file photo, then-Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis takes questions from members of the media during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. NHL Seattle will name Francis its first general manager in team history. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
In this May 5, 2014, file photo, then-Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis takes questions from members of the media during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. NHL Seattle will name Francis its first general manager in team history. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

NHL Seattle will name Ron Francis, 56, who was a Hockey Hall of Fame captain of the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes and Hurricanes general manager from 2014 to 2018, as the first GM in team history. He will be on a multiyear deal described as midrange in terms of annual compensation compared...

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