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Lightning bring back ex-GM Feaster

Jul 3, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT


Jay Feaster, the GM and part architect of Tampa Bay’s Cup-winning team 10 years ago, is set to rejoin the club next week — albeit in a smaller front-office role.

From the Tampa Tribune:

Tampa Bay on Wednesday hired former general manager Jay Feaster to serve as executive director of community hockey development.

Feaster served as Lightning GM when Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup in 2004.

The announcement is expected to be made official Monday when he begins his new role, which will entail working with youth players and leagues to help grow the game at the grass-roots level in the Tampa Bay area.

Feaster has been out of work since being turfed as Calgary GM last December. His name did resurface this spring, though, when he expressed an interest in Vancouver’s vacant GM gig and said he wants back in management.

  1. phtjoey - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Good for him. Hope he eventuality lands a job closer to the day to day operations of a pro hockey team. Class guy.

    • blomfeld - Jul 4, 2014 at 10:57 AM


  2. LampyB - Jul 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    I hope hes warming up to take back yzermans role as GM. Ken Holland will retire and detroit will bring yzerman back home like it should have been all Long.

  3. spezzdispenser - Jul 3, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    just when you thought tampa was making all the right moves…

  4. AppealToReason - Jul 3, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    The incestuous cycle of NHL front offices continues.

    • avscup - Jul 4, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      Exactly. Where else can you get a job after doing a crap job? The offer sheet Calgary gave Ryan O’Reilly was a textbook example of what a clown this guy is. Calgary would have lost ROR on waivers after giving Colorado a 1st and 3rd round pick and a $2.5 signing bonus. Genius! Better sign that guy though. Brilliant!

      • avscup - Jul 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM

        Should have read after giving ROR a $2.5 million signing bonus.

  5. crazemastercraze - Jul 3, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    That’s a made up job if I’ve ever herd one

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