Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that Shane Churla has accepted a position with the Montreal Canadiens and will join Montreal as a member of their amateur scouting department, effective immediately.
"Shane played a major role in our Amateur Scouting department and we want to thank him for his eight years of dedicated service to the Dallas Stars organization." Nill said. "We also want to congratulate Shane on his promotion to Montreal and wish him only the best in his future endeavors."
Churla, 47, has worked with the Stars since 2005 in the role of amateur scout. He was responsible for helping identify and evaluate draft-eligible players along with contributing feedback and input to the overall draft preparation process.
As a player, Churla skated with the Stars organization for eight seasons (1988-96) and has appeared in 488 career NHL games with five different clubs (Hartford, Calgary, Minnesota/Dallas, Los Angeles, New York Rangers) tallying 71 points (26G-45A) with 2,301 penalty minutes.