Originally written on The PensNation  |  Last updated 11/15/14

DETROIT - JUNE 12: General manager Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 2-1 to win Game Seven and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Penguins general manager Ray Shero has been a busy man the past few days. He agreed to an eight-year, $76 million extension with center Evgeni Malkin yesterday and signed head coach Dan Bylsma to a two-year extension the day before that. No, he did not sign any player or coach today, but he did receive a big honor by being named the NHL’s general manager of the year. Shero received 94 points in the vote, edging Bob Murray and Marc Bergevin. He received 14 first-place votes, 6 second-place votes, and 6 third-place votes. Shero was hired in 2006 and has become one of the best and most respected general managers in the league. This past season, Shero managed to acquire Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, Douglas Murray, and Jussi Jokinen without giving up a single player from the NHL roster. In addition, Shero got a great return for former star Jordan Staal at the 2012 NHL Draft. For Staal, the Penguins received Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin, and the eighth overall pick in the draft, which was used to pick Derrick Pouliot. The 50 year old also was able to trade for and eventually sign goaltender Tomas Vokoun to a two-year contract. Vokoun ended up being the starting goaltender for Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference Finals. Congratulations, Ray!
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