The Saskatoon Blades are pleased to announce that they have hired Ray Dudra as the team's United States-based scout.
The veteran scout has 30 years worth of WHL scouting experience,
having first entered the league in 1983 with the Medicine Hat Tigers.
He has also worked for Spokane and Prince Albert, having retired from
the Raiders scouting staff last year.
"We're very happy to add an experienced eye to our scouting staff,"
said Blades general manager Lorne Molleken. "Ray has years of
experience in scouting players at this level and we're looking forward
to getting contributions from him throughout the season."
Dudra currently resides in Edmonton, spending the winter in Arizona.
During that time, he will scout and track players throughout the United
States for the Saskatoon Blades.
"Scouting players in the United States will be a new experience for
me," said Dudra. "I'm very excited for the opportunity to work not only
with Lorne Molleken, Doug Molleken, Jarrod Brodsky and the Blades
scouting staff, but also with the new owner and management group they
have in Saskatoon."
"Every year we are seeing more talent coming up to the WHL from the
United States," added Molleken. "Ray will provide us with insight into
these players, helping our organization to be as strong as possible."
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