Sharks dig back in past for new GM

San Jose Sharks President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Jamison has named Doug Wilson executive vice president and general manager, concluding the team’s search for a new leader for the hockey department.

Wilson, 45, was the original Sharks captain and has served the past five seasons as San Jose’s director of pro development, helping to recruit and sign players such as Gary Suter, Kyle McLaren, Vincent Damphousse, Mike Vernon and Teemu Selanne.

Wilson has also been active in nurturing San Jose’s young talent by running special offseason camps and working hands-on with prospects such as Brad Stuart, Scott Hannan and Jim Fahey.