He’s the quirky guy that so many loved to hate, but he has a hockey mind rivaled by few others, and he’s got himself a new gig.
Former NBC analyst Pierre McGuire has landed a new gig as Senior VP of Player Development for the Ottawa Senators:
— Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) July 12, 2021
McGuire, who previously worked for the Senators as an assistant coach during the 1995-96 campaign, got his start in the NHL as a scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and even served as an assistant coach under Scotty Bowman during their 1992 Stanley Cup victory. He’s best known for his career as an analyst, first with TSN and then with NBC starting in 2006.
“I’m super-pumped. We’re going to have some fun,” said McGuire. “I see my role as being there to help (Dorion), helping the hockey operations department, player development and being somebody who can help the organization. It’s important to have lots of information when you make decisions and I’d like to think I’d be very good at gathering information.
“The biggest thing is just bring my experience and knowledge of the league. I’ve been in the league for over 30 years. Over the last 23 years, I’ve had pretty much unfettered access to the league in terms of players and management decisions. That’s something that’s pretty helpful. I felt my conversations with Eugene and Pierre have been very fruitful and I’ve enjoyed them very much.”
– – Quotes via The Ottawa Sun Link – –