The New York Islanders have announced the hiring of a new director of player development and general manager.
The Islanders announced today that they have hired former Columbus Blue Jackets director of hockey operations Dave Cameron to take over the position of senior director of professional scouting.
The team announced Cameron as the new director on Wednesday, after the NHL announced it was expanding its scouting department from 15 to 20 positions.
The Isles’ director of amateur scouting is expected to have an expanded role in the development of prospects in the organization’s draft and free agency programs.
The Islanders’ assistant director of scouting will be responsible for developing prospects and scouting the NHL Draft Lottery.
The announcement comes just days after the Islanders announced that they had signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Anthony Beauvillier to a one-year contract.
The Isles also signed unrestricted and restricted free agent forward Brendan Lemieux to a two-year deal.