Mike Grier will be named general manager of the San Jose Sharks, becoming the first Black man in NHL history to hold the position of GM. The Sharks have not confirmed the hiring but have scheduled a news conference for today at 2 p.m., when they are expected to formally announce Grier as their new GM. Grier, 47, played 14 seasons in the NHL for four different teams, including the Sharks, before retiring in 2011. He spent this past season as the New York Rangers‘ hockey operations advisor and also worked as a scout for the Chicago Blackhawks from 2014 to 2018.