OTTAWA –Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has promoted Pierre Dorion to director of player personnel and Randy Lee to director of hockey administration and player development.
Dorion, 37, enters his third season with the Senators after spending one season as chief amateur scout and one as an amateur scout. As director of player personnel, he will be responsible for managing the Senators scouting staff, both professional an amateur. Dorion will oversee all facets of evaluation for players, inside and outside of the organization.
An Ottawa native, Dorion joined the Senators in July 2007 after spending the previous two seasons as an amateur scout for the New York Rangers and 11 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, where he served as an amateur scouting co-ordinator and later chief scout.
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