More newcomers in Tampa
A couple of these moves have already been out there, but here's the official announcement:
The Tampa Bay Lightning have named Tom Kurvers to the position of assistant general manager, Jim Hammett to the position of director of player personnel and Greg Malone to the position of head professional scout, it was announced today by owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie.Kurvers was the director of player personnel for the Coyotes, so he has ties to new assistant coach Rick Tocchet. Malone was a scout with the Coyotes and is Lightning forward Ryan Malone's father and a former NHLer.
Hammett was the Rangers head of amateur scouting and spent eight years before that as a scout with the Avalanche. He would also have ties to Tocchet.
The Lightning turfed long-time head scout Jake Goertzen earlier this week.
Tocchet, Wes Walz and Cap Raeder were introduced as head coach Barry Melrose's assistants in a separate announcement today.