Jim Rutherford has resigned as common supervisor of the Pittsburgh Penguins, citing private causes.
The 71-year-old Rutherford has been GM of the Penguins because the 2014-15 season, making the playoffs yearly and main the crew to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and 2017.
The native of Beeton, Ont., was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019.
Before coming to Pittsburgh, Rutherford spent 20 years as common supervisor of the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers franchise, successful the Stanley Cup in Carolina in 2006.
He performed 13 seasons within the NHL as a goaltender, together with two stints with the Penguins.