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Wren Blair (born October 2, 1925 in Lindsay, Ontario) is a former Canadian ice hockey coach. He was head coach of the Minnesota North Stars from 1967 to 1970. He was also the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins from July 1975 to December 1976. Blair was responsible for notifying the Boston Bruins about Bobby Orr and helped train him for the NHL.

Prior to an NHL career, Blair was the coach / manager of the Whitby Dunlops team that won Allan Cups in 1957 and 1959, and a gold medal at the 1958 World Championships.

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Preceded by
Jack Button
General manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins
Succeeded by
Baz Bastien