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SJHN Daily: Scott Fitzgerald Will Be Sharks’ Director of Player Personnel

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We now know Scott Fitzgerald’s title with the San Jose Sharks.

San Jose Hockey Now contributor Erik Fowle spotted this change in Fitzgerald’s LinkedIn profile:

Last week, San Jose Hockey Now broke that the Sharks would be hiring Fitzgerald from the Boston Bruins.

Most recently, he was the Bruins’ Chief College Scout. He has been with the Bruins since 2006-07, holding a variety of scouting titles, from College Scouting Coordinator to Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting to Amateur Scout. From 1999 to 2006, he was a Columbus Blue Jackets scout.

SOURCE: Sharks To Hire Scott Fitzgerald As Scouting Director?

While we’re not sure yet what Fitzgerald’s exact duties will be with the San Jose Sharks, based on his past, we’re assuming it will be Draft and prospects-related.

With his long past in Boston, Fitzgerald is leaving behind positive views of his performance:

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The previously mentioned QMJHL players and the charges from the alleged 2021 incident are discussed here:

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Could Mathew Barzal be on his way out of the New York Islanders roster? (Eyes on Isles)

How does the Anaheim Ducks’ prospect pool look right now? (The Hockey News)

The Seattle Kraken acquire Oliver Bjorkstrand from the Columbus Blue Jackets for two picks in the 2023 draft. (NHL)

Pierre-Luc Dubois signs his qualifying offer with the Winnipeg Jets. (The Hockey News)

Matthew Tkachuk explains why he left Calgary. (Sportsnet)

With Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin signed, the Pittsburgh Penguins don’t have to be concerned with any more major signings:

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The Boston Bruins have signed Jack Studnicka to a two-year extension:

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The Florida Panthers pick up Matthew Tkachuk in a blockbuster trade with Calgary:

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The Colorado Avalanche name Kevin McDonald assistant general manager:

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Is Robin Salo ready for a bigger role with the New York Islanders?

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The Vegas Golden Knights sign depth pieces:

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The Philadelphia Flyers have nothing to say about the allegations made against members of goaltender Carter Hart’s 2018 World Juniors team:

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Washington Capitals prospect Vincent Iorio is ready to make the jump to the pros:

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A quick look at Detroit Red Wings prospect Victor Brattstrom:

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How do the Vancouver Canucks stack up to the current Calgary Flames roster?

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The Calgary Flames acquire Jonathan Huberdeau MacKenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt to Calgary, and a first-round pick in 2025 for Matthew Tkachuk. What now?

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Alaskan_ice

I could do the research but I’ll ask here instead. Who held this position until recently??

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