SEATTLE, Wash. - May 21, 2021 - The Seattle Kraken today announced that the club has hired Troy Bodie as Director of Hockey and Business Operations, Palm Springs. Bodie will play a role in building Seattle's American Hockey League (AHL) franchise in Palm Springs, California, that is scheduled to begin play in the 2022-23 AHL season.
"Troy brings hockey experience to our organization as both a former player and having spent the last six seasons as both an NHL pro scout and director of scouting," said Seattle Kraken General Manager Ron Francis. "He is a strong addition to our staff as we build out our franchises in both Seattle and Palm Springs."
The 36-year-old native of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, will contribute to the business side in Palm Springs and the surrounding community, and will work closely with Seattle's hockey operations staff.
Bodie spent the past three seasons as director of pro scouting with the Toronto Maple Leafs following three seasons as a pro scout with the club.
Prior to joining the scouting ranks, Bodie played in 159 career regular season NHL games with Toronto, Carolina and Anaheim, collecting 21 points (9 goals, 12 assists) and recording 172 penalty minutes. He also played eight seasons in the AHL and recorded 110 points (56 goals, 54 assists) and 621 penalty minutes in 381 career AHL regular season games.
Before beginning his professional career, the former forward played four seasons with Kelowna of the Western Hockey League (WHL), winning the WHL Championship twice (2003, 2005) and capturing a Memorial Cup in 2004.