The makeover of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ front office that began when GM Ron Hextall and president of hockey operations Brian Burke were fired April 14 is continuing.
Not only with the hiring of Kyle Dubas as Burke’s successor (and interim GM) Thursday, but with the departures of three people who had been hired by Hextall.
They are director of pro scouting Kerry Huffman, who had played with Hextall in the NHL, senior vice president of integrated performance Teena Murray and director of hockey operations Alec Schall.
No replacements for any of them have been named yet.
Huffman had joined the Penguins as a scout during the 2021-22 season and was promoted to pro scouting director in October, 2022. He had been a defenseman who was Hextall’s teammate in Philadelphia and Quebec.
Murray, who had previously worked for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, had only been on the job since last June. She was in charge of the Penguins’ strength and conditioning staff, medical staff, rehabilitation and sports science.
Fenway Sports Group executives had identified Schall as one of the Pittsburgh Penguins officials who would be involved in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the team until replacements for Hextall and Burke were brought in. He joined the Penguins in 2021 after spending the previous nine years working at an agency that represents athletes.