Yesterday, the Toronto Maple Leafs tweaked their front office by assigning vacancies in recruiting management to two existing staff members. Wes Clark will assume the role of Director of Amateur Scouting while Eric Joyce will be Director of Professional Scouting according to their press release.
In addition to his role as assistant director of player personnel, Wes Clark will also be the club’s director of amateur scouting. Clark was hired as assistant director of player personnel in June 2018 after two seasons as a scout with the Florida Panthers. Clark previously served as a Scout and Player Evaluation Consultant with the Maple Leafs from 2014-2016.
Eric Joyce, who joined the Maple Leafs organization in October 2020 as Director of Hockey Strategy, will also serve as Director of Professional Scouting. Prior to arriving in Toronto, Joyce spent seven seasons with the Florida Panthers in various roles, including assistant general manager.
These changes fill vacancies from the departures of John Lilley to the New York Rangers and Troy Bodie to the Seattle Kraken.
Don’t worry if you can’t keep up with all of these scouting changes, there’s always a constant in the Maple Leafs offices; Cliff Fletcher remains special adviser. Scam project!
Some Ranger fans are messing around with billboards in Buffalo.
The time has come.
Starting today for the next two weeks in honor of our 300th episode:
Blueshirts Breakaway purchased a billboard on I-190 next to the Buffalo Sabers KeyBank Arena demanding a trade with Eichel.
– Ryan Mead (@OhRyanMead) August 16, 2021
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The four-year deal ends around the same time Yaroslav Askarov is expected to arrive in the NHL, giving the Predators yet another window to assess their goaltending options.
Forecast 2021-22 by Zach Hyman – The Copper & Blue
What do Edmonton Oilers fans think Hyman will do in the coming season?
Alexander Nylander extends contract by one year – Second City Hockey
[SPECIES: Maybe we can reunite the Nylander brothers next season.]
2021 Worlds: Team Canada preview – The Ice Garden
Canada seeks gold for first time in nine years
QMJHL Gatineau Olympics invite goalie Eve Gascon to camp
Gascon, 18, couldn’t play anywhere last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has shattered glass ceilings at every level of his career. In 2018-2019, at age 15, she became the first goaltender to land a full-time starting position in the Quebec Midget AAA League when she made 18 appearances for the Esther-Blondin College Phoenix.