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06-19-2008, 02:05 PM
Alan Jackson
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Smyl Assigned to Scouting Staff; Gagner Hired as Dir. of Player Development

Canucks announce new expanded roles and responsibilities for player development department ...Stan Smyl named new Director, Collegiate Scouting and Dave Gagner named new Director, Player Development Vancouver Canucks Jun 19, 2008, 2:24 PM EDT Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis today announced new responsibilities for the team’s Player Development Department. Stan Smyl has been named the team’s new Director, Collegiate Scouting and Dave Gagner has joined the club as its new Director, Player Development.

“The expansion of Stan’s role and the addition of Dave to our staff are a significant step in our continued efforts to enhance the way we develop and evaluate young players,” said Gillis. “In today’s NHL, evaluating players and supporting their growth as young professionals is imperative to a club’s success. We are committed to this important initiative and are confident that both Stan and Dave’s new roles with the club will assist us a great deal.”

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