Kevin Cheveldayoff has accepted the GM position with Winnipeg's new NHL franchise.

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Kevin Cheveldayoff has accepted the GM position with Winnipeg's new NHL franchise.

Chicago and league sources told the Free Press on Tuesday that Cheveldayoff will leave his assistant GM post with the Chicago Blackhawks to become GM with the Winnipeg organization.

Kevin Cheveldayoff will be GM of Winnipeg's new NHL team.

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Kevin Cheveldayoff will be GM of Winnipeg's new NHL team.

The move will be made official on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Cheveldayoff led the Chicago Wolves to two Turner Cups and two Calder Cups as GM before moving to the NHL with the Hawks and immediately winning a Stanley Cup in 2009-10.

The Free Press is following this story and will provide details as they become available.