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Bruins announce changes to Hockey Operations Staff

Nothing major, just some minor housekeeping.

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The Bruins announced on Thursday afternoon they'd made changes to the organizations hockey operations staff.

From the press release:

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, September 15, that the team has made the following changes to their hockey operations staff: Executive Director of Player Personnel John Ferguson will also serve as General Manager of the Providence Bruins, Sean Jordan has been hired as Head Physical Therapist, Ansel Garvey has been hired as Assistant Athletic Trainer, former Strength and Conditioning Coach John Whitesides has transitioned to a new role of Director of Health, Fitness and Wellness, Kenneth Pitts and Mike Macchioni have been hired as Sports Performance Coaches, Ryan Hardy has been hired as a U.S. Amateur Scout, Victor Nybladh has been hired as a European Amateur Scout, Matt Lindblad has been hired as a Professional Scout, and Brett Harkins has been hired as a Part-time Collegiate Scout. In addition, Assistant Athletic Trainer Derek Repucci has been relieved of his duties.

The highlights of that blurb, if you didn't feel like combing through such an unattractive blob of names:

  • John Ferguson Jr. is the now the general manager of the Providence Bruins. He'll remain an assistant general manager for the varsity club, as well.
  • Former strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides has been promoted to Director of Health, Fitness and Wellness. The team will likely be in the market for an oft angry, in-shape man to replace him.
  • Matt Lindblad, an ex-Bruins forward, who signed with the club out of Dartmouth College in 2013, has been hired as a professional scout. Lindblad, 26, spent last season -- his only outside the Bruins organization -- with the New York Rangers AHL affiliate in Hartford.
  • Brett Harkins, who spent parts of two seasons with the Bruins in the 90s, has been hired as a part-time collegiate scout.