Ryan Jankowski, who spent had been assistant general manager and director of amateur scouting for the New York Islanders since 2006, was hired as an amateur scout. During his tenure with the Islanders, he was responsible for drafting a number of key players, including John Tavares and Josh Bailey.
Also added to the staff is Christer Rockstrom, who will serve as a European scout. Rockstrom had spent the last 21 years with the New York Rangers, including the last five as the club's director of player personnel for Europe. Previously, he scouting Europe for the Detroit Red Wings; one of his biggest discoveries was Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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