SOURCE: Sharks to hire Scott Fitzgerald as director of scouting?
Have the San Jose Sharks found their new scouting director?
A source tells San Jose Hockey Now that the Sharks signed Scott Fitzgerald from the Boston Bruins. He is believed to be the team’s new scouting director.
Fitzgerald most recently served as the Boston Bruins’ college head scout. He has been with the Bruins since 2006-07, holding various scouting designations, from collegiate scouting coordinator to assistant director of amateur scouting to amateur scout. From 1999 to 2006, he was a scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Phil Kessel, Charlie McAvoy, Jeremy Swayman, Matt Grzelcyk and past and current sharks Matt Benning and Ryan Donato are among the top draft picks formed by Boston’s NCAA during Fitzgerald’s tenure.
Fitzgerald comes from a distinguished hockey family: his brother Tom is the general manager of the New Jersey Devils and is related to Jimmy Hayes, Kevin Hayes, Keith Tkachuk, Brady Tkachuk and Matthew Tkachuk.
If Fitzgerald is the San Jose Sharks’ new director of scouting, he’s quickly replacing Doug Wilson Jr., who left the job last Monday.
“There are people I’m interested in for the role of director of scouting, and he himself thought maybe it was time for him to branch out and try something different,” he said on Tuesday. new San Jose Sharks general manager Mike Grier on his split. conversations with Wilson Jr.. “We just had a few talks about the future and we thought it was best for both parties.”
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Wilson Jr. had led the Sharks draft since 2017 and served as director of scouting since 2018. Under Wilson Jr., San Jose selected Josh Norris, Mario Ferraro, Ryan Merkley, William Eklund and Thomas Bordeleau.
Wilson Jr. is speaking with several NHL teams about his upcoming scouting role.
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