The Bruins announced today that they've promoted Jay Pandolfo to Director of Player Development and have hired Jamie Langenbrunner to fill Pandolfo's old role as Development Coach. Pandolfo's new role was previously occupied by Don Sweeney.
In that role, Sweeney primarily oversaw operations in Providence, keeping an eye on developing AHL players; he frequently would be seen pulling players aside after games in Providence and coaching them on what to work on. Sweeney took a very hands-on approach to the role. Pandolfo has spent the past year working as Development Coach.
Langenbrunner played his last season for the Devils in 2013. The two played together in the past, so it'll be interesting to if Pandolfo can help Langenbrunner ease into his new role. Providence had a few down years, missing playoffs twice in 2010 and 2011, but has rebounded nicely since, making it through several rounds each year, although never quite getting to the Calder Cup finals. Maybe this year?
In addition, the Bruins hired Dennis Bonvie as a Professional Scout, Alain Bissonnette as an Amateur Scout, Erkki Rajamaki as an Amateur Scout, Andrew Shaw as an Amateur Scout, Bob Wetick as an Amateur Scout, J.P. Buckley as Video Coordinator and Julie Nicoletti as a Sports Nutritionist. (Hey, women in hockey ops!)