Penguins Hire Maple Leafs Exec for Front-Office Role

Another key figure from the Toronto Maple Leafs is moving to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wes Clark has been hired as the vice president of player personnel.

Clark has spent six years with the Maple Leafs, where he was director of amateur scouting and player personnel. During his time there, players like Nicholas Robertson, Matthew Knies, and Easton Cowan were drafted. Before that, he briefly worked as an amateur scout for the Florida Panthers.

In his new position with the Penguins, Clark will manage scouting departments for amateurs, professionals, and international free agents. He will report directly to Kyle Dubas. “Having worked with Wes for many years, I have a deep trust in his ability to identify talent,” said Dubas in a public statement about Clark’s hiring.

Big Changes Ahead:

The Penguins need to maximize their draft picks in the coming years . The careers of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang are nearing their end. Fans might wonder if this move will help secure a bright future for the team.

Pittsburgh has 24 draft picks over the next three NHL Drafts according to CapFriendly. They might even add more picks soon.

What do you think? Will this change help or hurt the Penguins?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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