KENT,– Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced Director of Player Personnel Colin Alexander has accepted a position with the Pittsburgh Penguins as an Amateur Scout.
“I have very mixed emotions concerning this development,” said Farwell. “Colin has grown to be a very important part of Hockey Operations and his loyalty and devotion was something I grew to depend on. He will be hard to replace especially at this point of the hockey season. On the other hand I am excited for him as I know working at the next level in the NHL is something he wanted to try and I am confident he will do very well.”
“Working with the Seattle Thunderbirds for the past 20 years has been an incredible experience,” said Alexander. “I would personally like to thank Russ Farwell for his leadership, trust and friendship over my tenure. Russ has made my time in Seattle very rewarding and he has helped me develop in all aspects of my position. I would also like to thank all of the scouts, coaches and team staff that I have had the privilege to work with in Seattle. I am extremely excited to being a new chapter of my career with the Pittsburgh Penguin. I will forever be a proud Seattle Thunderbird.”
Alexander had been the T-Birds Director of Player Personnel for the last 17 seasons. He was a T-Birds scout for three seasons prior to becoming the Director of Player Personnel.
Some T-Birds Alexander has drafted or listed include Calvin Pickard, Thomas Hickey, Aaron Gagnon, Bud Holloway, Scott Jackson, Jim O’Brien, Nate Thompson, Brenden Dillon, Ryan Gropp, Mathew Barzal, Keegan Kolesar, Scott Eansor and Ethan Bear.
With the Penguins Alexander will be a member of the team’s amateur scouting staff and will undoubtedly scout the WHL.
The T-Birds will begin a search for Alexander’s replacement immediately. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Farwell firstname.lastname@example.org.
The T-Birds open the 2015-16 season in Vancouver against the Giants on, at at Pacific Coliseum.
The T-Birds home opener for the 2015-16 season is, against the Prince George Cougars at at ShoWare Center.
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