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!

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