SAINT JOHN - The Saint John Sea Dogs are proud to announce the hiring of Darrell Young as the team's new General Manager.
The Halifax, Nova Scotia, native signed a three-year contract. Terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Young, 55, has been an amateur scout for the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks for the last six seasons. That follows stints with the Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning in a 25-year NHL scouting career. He was a member of the Lightning's scouting staff when the team won the Stanley Cup in 2004.
"I'm very excited to be joining the Saint John Sea Dogs organization," Young said. "In meetings with management and ownership, I can tell they are committed to bringing another championship to Saint John. It's an opportunity I could not pass up."
This will be Young's second term in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He also served as the Director of Hockey Operations for the Moncton Wildcats between 2000 and 2002.
"We are thrilled to add Darrell's experience to the organization," said Sea Dogs President Wayne Long. "His hockey connections in North America and Europe are second to none. We intend to host the Memorial Cup in 2017, and having Darrell in place for three seasons will ensure we are prepared to win in short order."
Young played at Dalhousie University from 1977-79, and then coached at his alma mater for 13 seasons beginning in 1985. During his time at Dalhousie, his teams won two regular season championships and four division titles, allowing Young to compile 225 wins behind the bench, most all-time for a coach at the school.
Since 2000, he has been the Owner and Director of Development for Darrell Young Hockey Inc., a summer training and development program based in Halifax.
Young will begin his new role on March 1st. Current co-general managers Ross Yates and Christian Vermette will maintain their other roles with the organization as head coach and head scout, respectively.
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