Another donation of the Detroit Red Wings to the NHL. Like they deserve it! (I don't mean the sport)
Darren Dreger of TSN in Canada reported Nill will be named general manager of the Dallas Stars as early as Monday.
The Red Wings played the Stars on Saturday in the regular-season finale, winning 3-0 to clinch their 22nd consecutive playoff berth.
Nill would replace current Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk, who hasn't been able to get Dallas into the playoffs during his four-year run.
General manager Ken Holland had no comment on the story. Nill didn't respond to messages.
Nill, 55, declined an offer to become the GM of the Montreal Canadiens last summer. Nill's wife was battling health issues at the time.
A key figure in the Red Wings organization overseeing the team's draft and minor league operation, Nill was responsible for the drafting and signing of numerous Red Wings players on the current roster.
Nill joined the Red Wings in 1994 after three seasons as a scout with the Ottawa Senators. Nill has spent 19 seasons with the Red Wings, the last 15 as assistant GM.
Along with overseeing the selections at the NHL Entry Draft, Nill directs the amateur scouting department.