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Kris Draper Is Now Director Of Amateur Scouting


The Wings' website has Draper listed as Director of Amateur Scouting too.

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ilovehomers's avatar

Rah rah rah boys club

Posted by ilovehomers on 08/16/19 at 03:28 PM ET

Paul's avatar

The link to the Wings’ website shows all the changes and new names.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/16/19 at 03:32 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I’m good with this.

Drapes has his heart emblazoned with the Winged Wheel and he has the smarts to recognize hockey talent - that bodes well for the organ-I-zation.


Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 08/16/19 at 05:20 PM ET

Paul's avatar

from the Detroit News,

Four-time Stanley Cup champion Kris Draper has been officially promoted to director of amateur scouting for the Detroit Red Wings, according to the team’s website.

Draper, who was the assistant to former general manager Ken Holland, replaces Tyler Wright, whose contract wasn’t renewed three weeks after Steve Yzerman took over as general manager on April 19, 2019.

The Red Wings also hired two amateur chief scouts, Ryan Rezmierski and Jesse Wallin, two additional scouts, Bryce Thoma and Rob Rassey and former Tampa Bay goaltending scout Phil Osaer (Livonia) was named head of goaltending scouting and development.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/16/19 at 05:27 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I sort of expected this because Draper spent a lot of time scouting local talent.  And for a long time.

Anyway, congrats to Draper and the newbs.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 08/16/19 at 05:35 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Rah rah rah boys club

Yes, because working with Columbus’ sloppy seconds was a much better idea.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 08/16/19 at 09:19 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman apparently elevated some staff members. Jiri Fischer is now the associate director of player personnel after previously serving as director of player evaluation. Shawn Horcoff adds assistant director of player personnel to his title of director of player development.

Adam Nightingale was named assistant coach, joining Dan Bylsma and Doug Houda on Jeff Blashill’s staff. Nightingale previously was the video coach. He replaces Pat Ferschweiler, who was released after the season. LJ Scarpace is the new video coach.

The Red Wings added a couple of pro scouts – Kyle MacKinnon and Chris Yzerman, Steve’s brother.

Ryan Rezmierski and Jesse Wallin were named chief amateur scouts.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/17/19 at 06:04 AM ET

PierreC's avatar

as long as Hakan Anderson is around i’m good with any promotion..because Hakan is our best…

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 08/19/19 at 01:27 AM ET

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