New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has named Pierre Dorion to the Rangers' scouting staff. Dorion will be responsible for scouting the amateur ranks in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Dorion joins the Rangers' organization after spending the previous four seasons with the Montreal Canadiens as the club's Coordinator of Amateur Scouting. In that role, his primary duties included working closely with the Director of Player Personnel, Trevor Timmons, and the Canadiens' amateur scouting personnel in the amateur player evaluation process, as well as scouting in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and other parts of North America and Europe. Dorion, who became the youngest amateur scout in the NHL upon joining Montreal in 1994 at the age of 22, was named the club's chief scout in 1998, holding that position until 2000.
Prior to joining the Canadiens' scouting staff, the Orleans, Ontario native served as the director of hockey operations for the Ottawa Senators of the Tier II Ontario Junior Hockey League and has been involved in the hockey business for the past 13 years. His father, the late Pierre Dorion, worked for the NHL Central Scouting Bureau and as a chief scout of the Toronto Maple Leafs.