Yzerman, who discussed his decision with the players Tuesday, has one year remaining on his contract and will continue to serve as a senior advisor.
Donald Trump's visit to Ireland in November cancelled
Mr Varadkar said there is a standing invitation for any U.S. president to come to Ireland and many have in the past. A White House statement had said the Irish visit would "renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations".
Julien BriseBois, who is the general manager of the AHL's Syracuse Crunch and the Lightning's assistant GM, will fill the position, the team announced Tuesday.
Yzerman's run as Tampa's GM includes winning the General Manager of the Year Award during the 2014-15 season.
Bills yet to decide if Peterman or Allen will start
In fact, the Bills downright stunk, dropping their season opener to the Baltimore Ravens 47-3. "I'm still going through it", he said.
Yzerman played his entire career with the Red Wings, retiring in 2006 after 22 seasons. The Lightning are considered one of the favorites to hoist the Stanley Cup this season. He has always been considered a future National Hockey League general manager. For a number of years, he has been considered a future National Hockey League general manager and takes over a team that should contend for years to come. But early this afternoon, that mood turned somber as reports began surfacing that Yzerman informed the players that he would be stepping aside as the general manager of the Lightning, a role that he has held since 2010.
In 2010, the plan was for Yzerman to take over as Red Wings GM for Ken Holland, but when Holland was offered a promotion away from day to day operations, he refused to budge. He also traded for J.T. Miller and Ryan McDonagh at last year's trade deadline and got Nikita Kucherov signed to an extension this summer. For eight years, he commuted between there and Tampa, and while he was able to still do his job effectively, Yzerman said that when he and owner Jeff Vinik started to discuss extending his contract, continuing to be apart from his wife and three daughters weighed on him.
Dele Alli pulls out of England squad for Switzerland friendly
Before Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland in Leicester, Southgate was asked whether he would like to lead England at the World Cup in 2022.