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DAN MACKINNON
Director of Player Personnel

  • In his 6th season as director of player personnel
  • Oversees Penguins’ professional and amateur scouting operations in North America and Europe.
  • Works closely with Penguins’ directors of professional and amateur scouting to ensure that the organization maintains its strategic and comprehensive focus in player scouting, evaluation and acquistion at all levels
  • Prior to current role, served 2 seasons as director of professional scouting for Penguins (2007-09)
  • Was a Penguins professional scout for 1 season (2006-07)
  • Worked 6 seasons with Nashville, 4 as a professional scout and 2 as scouting coordinator, from 2000-06
  • Worked briefly for the American Hockey League Office and Mississauga Ice Dogs of the OHL
  • Received a master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Ohio University
  • Served as assistant coach for Ohio University’s hockey team while receiving master’s degree
  • Graduated from University of Waterloo in 1998
  • Published senior thesis on the development of international Hockey in Canada in the Sport History Review

PLAYING CAREER

  • Played junior and college hockey
  • Graduated as an Academic All-Canadian from the University of Waterloo
 
 
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