The Buffalo Sabres made some changes to their amateur scouting department this weekend by announcing the hiring of Ryan Jankowski to serve as their new director of amateur scouting.
Along with the hiring of Jankowski the team also announced that Jeff Crisp has been promoted to their assistant director of amateur scouting.
Jankowski previously worked for Hockey Canada where he was responsible for the player evaluation for the program’s junior teams.
He also worked for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Calgary Flames in various front office positions, including as the assistant general manager of the Islanders between 2004 and 2010.
The Sabres had the No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 draft and used it to select Casey Mittelstadt. The organization had stockpiled draft picks in recent years under the previous management team and made 36 draft picks between 2013 and 2016.