Via a tweet from Jon Häggqvist, who writes for Allehanda in Ornskoldsvik, we’ve found out that Markus Naslund has been named as the new general manager for Modo of the Swedish Elite League.
@mozy19 It’s the middle of the night over at your place, but here’s a news flash for you: Näslund is the new general manager for Modo.”
Hiring a GM is a bit of an unusual move for a team in the SEL; only Frolunda has had one before. Häggqvist adds, “Modo has had a couple of unsteady years (right now they are struggling) and Markus is steady and has a lot of knowledge. And a name.”
Markus, of course, has strong ties to Modo, having played there prior to coming over to North America and returning to play there after his retirement from the NHL.
[update: 12/16/2010, 7:44 AM]
Link is up now.