According to the CBC, Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray plans to retire after next season.
Murray, who is battling Stage 4 colon cancer, is currently in the middle of preparing for next month’s NHL Draft.
“I’m not as energized as I once was, but age has a little to do with that as well as the sickness,” said Murray.
The 72-year-old has one more year remaining on his contract. He expects to shift to an advisor role following the 2015-16 season.
“[I like the idea] of sharing some knowledge to the young people that will eventually take over here and help as much as I can rebuild this hockey team to a contending hockey team,” Murray said.
Murray will be responsible for finding his replacement.
“All Eugene (Melnyk) said to me was, ‘you’re going to pick the next guy, Bryan. Work with me on it, but you come up with when you’re going to transfer it over’,” said Murray said in January.
Bryan Murray has a contract to remain two years as an advisor when his deal as GM expires after next season. #Sens
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) May 28, 2015
Murray has been the club’s general manager since June 2007.