Three members of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Hockey Operations staff have been given new titles and roles.
Chris Pryor, who had been director of player personnel, was promoted to assistant general manager. He is a longtime ally of GM Ron Hextall and will assist Hextall in all personnel decisions and other facets of hockey ops.
Andy Saucier, the team’s video coordinator for the past 10 years who became something of a local legend with his exceptional record on video challenges, moves into the newly created role of hockey operations analyst/pro personnel and will serve as a conduit between the coaching and analytics staffs.
Erik Heasley, who had been interim GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ farm team in Wilkes-Barre, will assume those duties on a full-time basis, along with work as the parent club’s manager of hockey operations.
“Chris, Andy and Erik all have been key members of our Hockey Operations department and collectively bring a wealth of various experiences and expertise,” Hextall said, in a statement released by the team. “All three individuals are very deserving of their new roles and responsibilities as we continue to build out our hockey operations department.”