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Penguins Hire Four Scouts, Analyst



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Kyle Dubas is continuing to fill out the Pittsburgh Penguins’ off-ice roster.

The team has added former NHL players Mark Osiecki and Matt Lorito to its pro scouting staff, hired Robbie Sandland and Brandon DeFazio as amateur scouts and brought in Cam Charron as a hockey research and development analyst.

Osiecki’s area of responsibility will be the midwest. He was associate coach at the University of Wisconsin for the past seven seasons and played for Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Minnesota while spending parts of two seasons in the NHL.

Lorito also wlll focus on the midwest. He played professionally in a variety of leagues for the past nine years, including a stint with the Detroit Red Wings in 2016-17.

Sandland, who was assistant general manager of the Western Hockey League’s Kamloops Blazers, will be assigned to scout amateur talent in western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

DeFazio spent the past six years playing in Europe and will be charged with evaluating amateur players in Ontario.

Charron is coming off an eight-year run as a hockey research and development analyst with the Toronto Maple Leafs, for whom Dubas was the general manager until this spring.