More changes to Rangers scouting staff

Last night time, The Athletic’s Arthur Staple reported two vital changes to the New York Rangers scouting division. Chris Morehouse, Director of North American Scouting, and Kevin Maxwell, Director of Pro Scouting, have each left the workforce for different alternatives within the NHL. It must be famous that Morehouse is John Davidson’s son-in-law.

This follows main changes to the division we noticed when the workforce didn’t renew contracts prior to the playoffs. The greatest identify there was Gordie Clark, however Brendon Clark, Rich Brown, and Daniel Doré had been additionally not renewed. Per The Athletic, Oto Hascak, a European scout of a dozen years, can also be out and is now working with HC Slovan Bratislava.

Current Scouting Staff

Director of Player Personnel & Director of Amateur Scouting: John Lilley

Director of NCAA Scouting: Jamie Herrington

European Scouts: Mikko Eloranta, Jan Gajdosik, Patric Kjellberg, Sergei Kuznetsov

Amateur Scouts: Larry Bernard, Jeff Beukeboom, Derek Ginnell, Peter Stephan

Professional Scouts: Steve Eminger, Justin Sather, Al Tuer

European Professional Scout: Shaone Morrison

So much has modified on this division below Chris Drury, which is actually attention-grabbing given how acquainted he was with all of those males. It’s no secret that the Rangers have had a blended document in growing their prospects and improvement begins with drafting and scouting. From the surface trying in, it seems that Drury desires new eyes, minds, and views within the workforce’s scouting division. This, together with the departure of Mike Grier (previously a hockey operations coordinator) for the GM gig in San Jose, leaves the Blueshirts with some hiring to do to rebuild an essential facet of operations.

On paper, there is no motive the Rangers should not have the most effective scouting division within the NHL. They have the sources and connections to construct the premier group of scouts within the league. This comes down to the extent of funding and Drury’s imaginative and prescient for the workforce. More scouts transferring on offers Drury a chance to put new minds and new expertise into these roles and to form this division as his personal.

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