The Pittsburgh Penguins, continuing to add to their management and hockey operations staff under Kyle Dubas, have hired Trent Mann as player development and scouting advisor, according to the team X (formerly Twitter) account on Saturday.
Mann has spent the past 12 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, rising to his most recent title of assistant general manager.
His time with the Senators ended rather abruptly in July with a short release announcing that Mann and the team had “parted ways” and this statement from general manager Pierre Dorion: “We’re thankful for Trent’s contributions to the Senators and wish him the best going forward.”
The Penguins did not outline what exact duties they expect from Mann, 50, a native of Sackville, New Brunswick.
Coincidentally, the Penguins and Ottawa meet Monday in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in a preseason game that has been dubbed the Nova Scotia Showdown. The Penguins are already in Halifax for a weekend of activities.