Steve Yzerman stepping down as GM of Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman gestures during a news conference before an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Tampa Fla

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik announced that Steve Yzerman is moving on to a new role in the organization with longtime assistant Julien BriseBois taking over as general manager.

Following a very successful 22-season career on the ice, all with the Detroit Red Wings, Yzerman became Tampa Bay's GM in 2010.

Steve Yzerman is stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning and will be replaced immediately by assistant Julien BriseBois, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Rather than extend his contract, which has one year remaining, Yzerman elected to move on to this new role with the organization.

"To do the job the way it needs to be done and to be with my family as well, it's becoming hard to do", Yzerman said, via ESPN.

The 2018-19 Lightning carry high expectations; they are believed to be one of the preseason favorites in the Eastern Conference and once again a legitimate Stanley Cup contender.

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When home comes calling, it's tough to say no. Reports indicate Steve Yzerman will join the Red Wings after the season. Yzerman then went to Tampa Bay and took over the team as general manager.

"We're going to play this year, and after that, I don't know", Yzerman said. The Lightning have reached the conference finals four times since Yzerman took over, including a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2015.

Before coming to Tampa Bay, Yzerman spent 22 years as a Hall-of-Fame player in Detroit and almost four years in the front office of the Red Wings.

In the salary cap era, perhaps better than anyone, he's excelled at retaining top talent, such as captain Steven Stamkos, winger Nikita Kucherov and defenseman Victor Hedman, with team-friendly long-term deals.

Yzerman, 53, was first connected to the Red Wings' GM job when he worked in the team's front office from 2006-2010. He still has one year left on his contract with the Lightning, and he accepted an advisory role with the team after resigning as GM.

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