According to The Leafs Nation’s own David Alter, the Toronto Maple Leafs have parted ways with Senior Director of Player Evaluation Jim Paliafito and Hockey Research and Development Analyst Cam Charron.
The #Leafs have made some changes in the front office:
Sr. Director, Player Evaluation Jim Paliafito and hockey research and development analyst Cam Charron are no longer with the club.
— David Alter (@dalter) May 24, 2022
Paliafito was hired in May 2015 by Brendan Shanahan after six years in the Saginaw Spirit organization, filling the position of Director of Player Evaluation. He was promoted to what was his current title as Senior Director of Player Evaluation in 2018 by Kyle Dubas.
Essentially, Paliafito has been Toronto’s highest-ranking scout for the better part of seven years. He was most notably pivotal in the Maple Leafs’ scouting and recruitment of European free agents, helping the Leafs land signings including Ilya Mikheyev and Nikita Zaitsev.
His departure from the organization makes it consecutive seasons in which the Maple Leafs will see significant changes in their scouting departments. Last year, both the Director of Amateur Scouting, John Lilley, and the Director of Pro Scouting, Troy Bodie, left the Leafs organization for roles with other NHL teams.
It remains to be seen whether Paliafito is leaving for a different role with another team or if this is the Leafs parting ways with Paliafito, but either way, this is a notable change early on in the Maple Leafs offseason.
Lilley and Bodie had their positions filled by promotions within the Leafs organization, as Eric Joyce and Wes Clark took over as Directors of Amateur and Pro Scouting. It will be fascinatin …
Author: Kyle Cushman / The Leafs Nation