Randy Sexton Named Penguins Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting
/ Pittsburgh Penguins
Randy Sexton, the former general manager of the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers, has been added to the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey operations staff as Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Sexton will work closely with Director of Amateur Scouting Jay Heinbuck and his staff in overseeing amateur scouting in North America and Europe.
Sexton, 50, joined the Florida organization as assistant general manager in 2007 and was promoted to general manager on Oct. 2, 2009. As general manager of the Panthers, Sexton oversaw all contract negotiations, pro and amateur scouting, player development and all hockey administration matters.
Sexton spent four years (1992-96) with the Ottawa Senators organization serving as the club’s president, chief executive officer and general manager. Sexton began working in 1988 to bring an NHL team back to Ottawa, and was one of three founders of the Senators franchise – which entered the league in 1992.
Prior to joining the Panthers, Sexton spent three years as the executive director of Capital Sports Management Inc. (CSMI), a sister company to the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club. While with CSMI, Sexton provided strategic analysis and advice to the Senators organization.
Born in Brockville, Ontario on July 24, 1959, Sexton completed his post-secondary education at St. Lawrence University, playing for the varsity hockey team from 1978-82. He served as an assistant coach with St. Lawrence from 1983-85, while also handling scouting and recruiting responsibilities. He also earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Clarkson University.