Jay Heinbuck is in his eighth season with the Penguins as co-director of amateur scouting.
In his role, Heinbuck works closely with co-director of amateur scouting Randy Sexton overseeing amateur scouting in North America and Europe.
Prior to joining the Penguins, Heinbuck worked four years with the New York Islanders as their United States head amateur scout, working closely with head amateur scout Tony Feltrin on all scouting matters. Heinbuck oversaw amateur scouting efforts inside the United States and also scouted in Canada and Europe during his tenure with the Islanders.
Prior to joining the Islanders in 2002, Heinbuck spent 10 years as an assistant coach at St. Lawrence University. Heinbuck served as St. Lawrence’s primary recruiter and helped the Saints to ECAC championships in 2000 and ‘01 and NCAA tournament appearances in 1999, ‘00 and ‘01.
Heinbuck, a native of Mitchell, Ontario, began his coaching career at his alma mater, Northeastern University, in 1990 after a prolific collegiate career. Heinbuck played four years at Northeastern (1982-86) and holds the record for most points (70) and assists (40) in a single season (1985-86). He was Northeastern’s Most Valuable Player in 1986 and named to the Hockey East All-Star Team.
Heinbuck also received a Masters of Science in Sports Management from Northeastern in 1991.
Jay and his wife, Jodi, have two children and reside in Woodstock, Ontario.