Mark Kelley is in his 14th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his fourth as Vice President of Amateur Scouting.
Kelley joined the Blackhawks in 2006 as an Amateur Scout. Before joining the team, he worked for the Pittsburgh Penguins for 13 years (1993-2006) and the Quebec Nordiques for five years (1988-93), and his role evolved from being a scout in the New England area to eventually covering all of North America. Kelley also lived in Moscow, Russia, serving as Assistant General Manager of CSKA Red Army while scouting European players for the Penguins.
Kelley attended Colby College from 1976-80 and played varsity hockey all four years. He then played a year of Australian League hockey before returning to his alma mater as an Assistant Coach.
Kelley has two sons, Kyle and Tyler.