With the recently announced departure of Scott Pellerin it was only a matter of time before we saw a shuffle in regards to the Leafs Player Development department, those changes have come down today.
From the Leafs press release:
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has elevated Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser to the role of Senior Director of Player Development and hired Danielle Goyette as the club’s Director of Player Development. Maple Leafs Player Development Consultant Darryl Belfry and Belfry Hockey Inc. will oversee the technical development of the club’s players and staff, while Will Sibley has been promoted to Director of Development Operations and Analysis.
So as a Leafs fan it’s hard not to excited about these changes. First of all, DOCTOR Hayley Wickenheiser is an absolute legend, and having her taken on an even more prominent role while she starts her residency speaks not only to how much the Leafs value her work, but also how astonishing Hayley is as she balances a senior position with the Leafs while working as a physician. Suddenly my blogging/day job balance seems unimpressive (editor’s note: it was never impressive.)
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation