Saturday, June 28, 2014

Gosselin Remembered At NHL Draft

The Arizona Coyotes (yeah, they’re called that now) made a real class move at the NHL Draft on Friday night.

It was announced earlier in the day that scout Norm Gosselin, who worked with the Saint John Sea Dogs from 2005 to 2009 before joining the Coyotes, had passed away.
With the whole hockey world watching, the ‘Yotes offered their sympathies from the podium just before selecting Brendan Perlini 12th overall.

Gosselin was Saint John’s head scout from their expansion season until 2008-09. He was promoted to director of player development for the 2009-10 season. Gosselin played a key role in acquiring many of the players that led to Saint John's championship runs.

"The organization has a heavy heart today," said Sea Dogs President Wayne Long in a release. "Norm was a key factor in the success of this organization and had his mark on many of our top draft picks. Norm was not only one of the greatest hockey men I've ever met, but he was also such a great person." 

Gosselin joined the Coyotes scouting staff in July of 2010.

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