Pierre Dorion has been named the Senators chief amateur scout. Dorion will be responsible for directing the scouts who cover the amateur ranks in the United States, Canada and Europe. He joined the Senators' organization in July 2007 after spending the previous two seasons as an amateur scout for the New York Rangers and 11 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.
The Senators also hired two new scouts: Jim Clark, who spent the last nine seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets, will join the staff as a professional scout and Greg Royce joins Ottawa as an amateur scout. Royce spent the last three seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes after spending eight seasons with the Nashville Predators.
Other changes in the Senators scouting department see Lewis Mongelluzzo re-signing with the club and being named National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recruiting co-ordinator, while amateur scouts George Fargher and Bob Lowes have moved from part-time to full-time scouts positions.
The Senators scouting department is as follows:
Pierre Dorion, chief amateur scout
Vaclav Burda, amateur scout
Jim Clark, professional scout
George Fargher, amateur scout
Anders Forsberg, amateur scout
Archie Henderson, professional scout
Bob Janecyk, amateur scout
Bob Lowes, amateur scout
Bill McCarthy, amateur scout
Lewis Mongelluzzo, NCAA recruiting co-ordinator
Nick Polano, professional scout
Greg Royce, amateur scout
Mikko Ruutu, amateur scout
Boris Shagas, amateur scout