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Executive Bios

  • Key architect of the Penguins' 2009 and 2016 Stanley Cup championship titles
  • In his 3rd season as Pittsburgh's associate GM and 10th overall with the organization
  • Promoted to associate general manager on June 6, 2014
  • Assists GM Jim Rutherford on all hockey-related matters, including scouting, player development, contract negotiations and salary cap management
  • Oversaw the Penguins scouting and development staff that drafted, signed and developed many key contributors to the team's 2016 Stanley Cup title
  • Played a key role in the hiring of Mike Sullivan as head coach of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the start of the 2015-16 season. Sullivan would finish the season by leading the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins to a Stanley Cup title
  • Spent 5 years as the Penguins assistant GM from 2009-14 and the 2 years prior to that as the team's director of hockey administration beginning in 2007-08
  • His avant-garde approach and understanding of the salary cap has been a major asset for the Penguins
  • Serves as GM of the Penguins' top minor-league affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL)
  • The WBS Penguins have made the playoffs all 7 years he has overseen the team, including back-to-back berths in the
  • Eastern Conference Final in 2013 and '14
  • Worked for NHL Central Registry and as a scout for the Dallas Stars before joining the Penguins
  • Owns an MBA from his alma mater, the University of Michigan
  • Botterill, 40, is a native of Edmonton, Alberta

Playing Career

  • Played in 88 NHL games for Dallas, Atlanta, Calgary and Buffalo before his career was cut short due to injury
  • Drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round (20th overall) in 1994
  • Suited up for 393 career minor-league games, tallying 257 career points
  • Played 4 years of college hockey at the University of Michigan
  • Won a NCAA national title with the Wolverines in 1996
  • Represented Canada in 3 straight World Junior Championships from 1994-96, winning gold medals all 3 years