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Bruins Announce Hockey Operations Staff Changes

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, August 10, that the team has made the following changes to their hockey operations staff: Jamie Langenbrunner has been named Assistant General Manager - Player Personnel; Dennis Bonvie has been named Director of Pro Scouting; Ryan Nadeau has been named Director of Amateur Scouting; Dean Malkoc has been named Associate Director of Amateur Scouting; Darren Yopyk has been named Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting; Brett Harkins has been named Head College Scout; Parker MacKay has been named Amateur and College Scout; John McLeanTom Ford and David Breen have been named Skating and Skills Consultants; Dustin Stuck has been named Head Athletic Trainer; Joe Robinson has been named Head Physical Therapist; Scott Waugh has been named Manager of Player Rehabilitation; Chris Porter has been named Assistant Physical Therapist; Seth Greenberg and Natalie Johnson have been named Massage Therapists; Seth Reimer has been named Data Engineer; Dan Panaite has been named Developer; Brij Singh has been named Manager of Team Operations; and Laurenne Mercier has been named Manager of Team Services and Hockey Administration.

Jamie Langenbrunner is entering his eighth season with the Bruins organization. He first joined the Bruins in September of 2015 as the Player Development Coordinator. In 2020, Langenbrunner was named Director of Player Development and Player Personnel Advisor. The Cloquet, Minnesota native came to the Bruins following a 20-year professional playing career with the Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues. Langenbrunner was originally selected by the Dallas Stars in the second round (35th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He had career NHL totals of 243 goals and 420 assists for 663 points with 837 penalty minutes in 1,109 career regular season games. He is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, with Dallas in 1999 and New Jersey in 2003. Langenbrunner also twice represented the USA in the Olympics, in 1998 and in 2010, when he served as the team's captain and won a Silver Medal.

Dennis Bonvie is entering his eighth season with the Bruins organization. He first joined the Bruins organization as a Pro Scout in 2015, having previously worked as a Pro Scout for the Chicago Blackhawks from 2009-15. Bonvie played 15 professional seasons from 1993 to 2008, including 92 games in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators. 

Ryan Nadeau is entering his 20th season with the Bruins organization and his 17th in the team's hockey operations department. He most recently served as the team's Associate Director of Amateur Scouting. A 1999 graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a degree in Sports Management, he joined the Bruins in 2003 in the club's media relations department and moved into hockey operations in 2006 as Manager of Hockey Administration. After four seasons in that capacity, he was promoted to Director of Hockey Administration and added scouting at the collegiate level to his responsibilities. After four additional seasons, Nadeau was named Director of Hockey Operations/Analytics. 

Dean Malkoc is entering his 16th season with the Bruins organization, most recently serving as an Amateur Scout. The Vancouver, British Columbia native was originally selected by the New Jersey Devils in the fifth round (95th overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. The former defenseman appeared in 116 career NHL games for the Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins and New York Islanders.

Darren Yopyk joins the Bruins after spending the 2021-22 season as an Amateur Scout for the Seattle Kraken. Yopyk previously worked for the Minnesota Wild as the Co-Director of Amateur Scouting (2019-20) and as an Amateur Scout (2011-2019). Prior to his time in Minnesota, the St. Paul, Alberta native spent two seasons as the General Manager and Head Coach of the BCHL's Westside Warriors. Yopyk also served as an assistant coach for Merrimack College from 2005-2009.

Brett Harkins is entering his eighth season with the Bruins organization. He first joined the Bruins as a College Scout in 2015. The Ridgeville, Ohio native was originally selected by the New York Islanders in the seventh round (133rd overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. The former center appeared in 78 career NHL games for the Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets.

Parker MacKay most recently served as an Amateur Scout for the Bruins in 2021-22. Prior to joining the Bruins staff, the Irma, Alberta native spent the 2021-22 season playing professionally in Austria for Graz FC. In 2020-21, MacKay appeared in 28 AHL games for the Texas Stars. Prior to turning pro, MacKay spent four seasons at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he led the Bulldogs to back-to-back national championships in 2018 and 2019. In 2019, he served as team captain, leading the Bulldogs in scoring and was named Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament. Mackay also led the Spruce Grove Saints to back-to-back AJHL championships in 2014 and 2015.

John McLean joins the Bruins as a Skills and Skating Consultant after having co-founded Dynamic Skating alongside fellow skating consultant Tom Ford and former Bruins Skills and Skating Coach Kim Brandvold in 2010. McLean was the head coach of the Malden Catholic School Boys' Varsity Ice Hockey team from 2012-18, winning four Super 8 titles. He was named the head coach of the Austin Prep Boys' Varsity Ice Hockey team in April 2022. The Wakefield, Massachusetts native played four seasons in the NCAA for Boston College (1983-1987) and appeared in 45 AHL games for the Binghamton Whalers and Maine Mariners. 

Tom Ford join the Bruins as a Skills and Skating Consultant after having co-founded Dynamic Skating alongside fellow skating consultant John McLean and former Bruins Skills and Skating Coach Kim Brandvold in 2010. Ford has served as an assistant coach for the UMass-Lowell Men's Ice Hockey team since 2018. The North Grafton, Massachusetts native was previously an assistant coach at Central Catholic High School.

David Breen joins the Bruins as a Skills and Skating Consultant after spending the previous three seasons as Director of Player Development for Bentley University's Men's Ice Hockey team. The North Andover, Massachusetts native previously worked as an Assistant Coach at Philips Academy (2018-19) and as the Video Coordinator & Director of Analytics at Merrimack College (2017-18). Breen played two seasons for Merrimack College (2002-04).

Dustin Stuck is entering his second season with the Boston Bruins and fifth season in the Bruins organization. The Hershey, Pennsylvania native spent the 2021-22 season as the Bruins Assistant Athletic Trainer. He was first hired by the Providence Bruins in 2017 as Assistant Athletic Trainer. In 2019, Stuck was named Head Athletic Trainer for the Providence Bruins. A graduate of Alvernia University, Stuck earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2015. Stuck then attended Penn State University, where he earned his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration in 2017. During his time at Penn State, Stuck served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer.

Joe Robinson is entering his sixth season with the Bruins, most recently serving as Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist. The Decatur, Michigan native previously served as a Physical Therapist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2016-17), EXOS (2015), and in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs (2012-13). A graduate of Grand Valley State University, Robinson earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2012 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016.

Scott Waugh is currently in his second stint with the Bruins, having previously served as the team's Physical Therapist from 1998-2016. The Hingham, Massachusetts native serves as Massachusetts General Hospital's Clinical Director of Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, a role he has held since 2006. Waugh graduated from the University of Lowell in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. Waugh has also worked in various capacities for the Atlanta Falcons, Boston College and the Boston Red Sox.

Chris Porter joins the Bruins after spending one year with ATI Physical Therapy as a Sports Physical Therapist in Greenville, South Carolina. Prior to his experience at ATI Physical Therapy, Porter was a Physical Therapist at Converse University in South Carolina from August to December of 2021, and an Athletic Training Intern for the San Antonio Rampage during the 2018-19 season. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Porter has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He also played men's ice hockey at URI from 2013-16. Porter earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Sports Medicine from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2021. He is a licensed physical therapist through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA. 

Seth Greenberg is a New York Board Licensed Physician's Assistant and Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Greenberg specializes in neuromuscular stretching, trigger point therapy, and flexibility training, as well as deep tissue, Swedish, and sports massages.

Natalie Johnson is a Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in deep muscle therapy massages. Johnson attended the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and has worked as a massage therapist since 2011. 

Seth Reimer previously worked with Diamond Kinetics as both an API Engineer from 2020-21, and a Senior Backend Engineer from 2021-22. Prior to his time with Diamond Kinetics, Reimer had worked with Appian Corporation from 2018-20, working as a Software Engineer II. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native attended Truman State University from 2014-17, earning his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. 

Dan Panaite most recently served as the Technical Lead for Bosa Properties from 2020-22. Prior to this position, Panaite worked with Shiftboard as a Full Stack Engineer from 2015-2020, in addition to being a Software Engineering Lead from 2017-20. The Vancouver, British Columbia native earned his Bachelor's degree in Nanotechnology Engineering from University of Waterloo in 2015. 

Brij Singh most recently served as the manager of USA Hockey's men's national team operations. The Los Altos, California native served as team leader for the 2022 U.S. Men's National Team, the same role he served for the bronze-medal winning 2021 U.S. Men's National Team. He served in a similar role with the 2022 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team, the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team, and the 2021 U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team. Singh was the 10th recipient of USA Hockey's Brendan Burke Internship where he served for two seasons in hockey operations at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. Singh graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019, with degrees from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and School of Kinesiology. He also gained experience with the Nashville Predators as an amateur hockey and fan development intern; with the NHL as a corporate social responsibility intern; and as a diversity and inclusion volunteer with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

Laurenne Mercier is the Founder of Treadstone Sports Agency, a marketing agency for athletes in the NHL that helps build and establish personal brands. Prior to founding Treadstone Sports Agency, Mercier was a Travel Coordinator at Executive Flight Centre in Alberta, where she was responsible for flight and accommodation logistics. She received a Bachelor's degree in sociology from St. Francis Xavier University in 2016 and a post-graduate certificate in Sport Business Management from Durham College in 2017. Mercier previously held roles as Communications Manager at Cache Entertainment Inc., Hockey Programs and Alumni Relations Coordinator at the Oilers Entertainment Group, and Community Relations Intern with the Nashville Predators.

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