Thursday, June 17, 2010
GLENDALE, ARIZONA ---
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have hired Jeff Twohey as an amateur scout.
Twohey joins the Coyotes after spending the last 30 years as a member of the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Peterborough Petes organization, and served the past 17 seasons as the club’s General Manager. During his tenure as General Manager with Peterborough, Twohey guided the Petes to two OHL Championships (1995-96, 2005-06) and was a part of two other OHL Championship squads in 1988-89 and 1992-93.
Twohey originally joined the Petes as a part-time scout in 1980 before being hired on a full-time basis as a trainer/scout in 1983. After moving up to become the Assistant Coach/Assistant General Manager in 1989, Twohey was promoted to General Manager of the club in 1993. During his time as General Manager, he served on the OHL’s Competitions Committee, Officiating Committee and Recruitment Committee and has been the Eastern Conference General Manager for several OHL and CHL All-Star events during the past decade.
In 2006, Twohey was presented with the Bill Long Award, the OHL’s highest individual honor, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding contributions to the OHL.