Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – The Boston Bruins have promoted Keith Gretzky to director of amateur scouting and hired former Bruins forward P.J. Axelsson as European amateur scout and Keith Sullivan as amateur scout.
Gretzky, brother of Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, joined the organization in 2011 and previously worked as an amateur scout for the Bruins.
In his new role, Gretzky will oversee the efforts of the team’s amateur scouting staff in addition to scouting North American and European players eligible for the annual NHL Entry Draft.
Gretzky previously served as an amateur scout with the Phoenix Coyotes from 2001 to 2005 before being promoted to director of amateur scouting in 2006.
Axelsson, for his part, spent his entire 11-year NHL career with the Bruins, scoring 103 goals and recording 184 assists for 287 points in 797 games for Boston.
Even though he has not played since 2009, Axelsson remained close with the organization and has attended games when he’s in Boston.
Sullivan joins the Bruins as an amateur scout after spending four seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes and one season with the Winnipeg Jets. He spent last season as general manager of the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League.
The Bruins also announced the club has renewed its affiliation with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. This will be the second consecutive season the Bruins will be affiliated with the Stingrays.