Like their roster, the Saint John Sea Dogs' scouting staff will have a much different look this season.
With Darrell Young taking over general manager duties, several scouts moving to other teams, and others leaving for other opportunities, Saint John’s scouting staff has had a big overhaul.
"Obviously our scouting staff is in a period of transition," Young said in a release regarding the changes. "When we lost Christian Vermette to the Quebec Remparts, that was a big loss. Others have moved on as well.
"But that gave us the chance to expand our staff. We've added scouts who have a wide range of experience in the NHL, junior and other levels in the game. We have some really good people."
The team announced the changes this afternoon. Here is this year’s staff:
Peter Nevin (Senior Scouting Advisor)
Christian Deblois (Quebec/Quebec Head Scout)
Sid Veysey (Nova Scotia/Atlantic Canada Head Scout)
Ritch Thibeau (New Brunswick)
Scott Gordon (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Paul Currie (PEI)
Anthony Stella (Montreal)
Noah Romoff (Montreal)
J.P. Hamel (Montreal)
Matt Lewin (Quebec City)
Richard Rose (Quebec/Ottawa region)
Mathieu Bougie (Ottawa/Gatineau region)
Marc Bastarache (USA)
Judd Brackett (USA)
Some interesting names here. Nevin is a former Moncton Wildcats head scout. Stella and Brackett can be followed on Twitter here and here.
Extremely honoured and proud to announce that I will be joining the Sea Dogs scouting staff this upcoming season as a Montreal area scout.
— Anthony Stella (@A_Stellaa) June 23, 2014
The next test for Young and crew is this Wednesday when the CHL Import Draft takes place.