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Ottawa Senators fire one of their Pierre's

Published May 9, 2022 at 1:21 PM
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According to a report from TSN 1200's AJ Jakubec and Steve Lloyd, the Ottawa Senators are moving on from Pierre McGuire after less than a full calendar year of him on the payroll. No further reason was given for his departure or what his next opportunity will be.


On July 12, 2021, the Ottawa Senators hired McGuire as the team's senior vice-president of player development. Before this McGuire went nearly three decades without a managerial job in the NHL.

McGuire is known for his corky personality and vast knowledge of the game of hockey. He has worked as a TV analyst for NBC Sports, TSN and Sports Illustrated.


Before his hiring to the Senators last summer, McGuire had previously worked as an assistant coach and scout in the organization in 1995-96. McGuire had also worked as the head coach and assistant general manager of the Hartford Whalers, as well as an assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 1990s.

We are excited to add Pierre to our hockey management group. His experience will be instrumental as we continue to build an elite team. Pierre's knowledge of the game and its players is highly regarded, and I am confident that he will positively assist our team as it progresses to the next level.

Melnyk passed away in March after a lengthy struggle with liver disease.

Ottawa finished 7th in the NHL's Atlantic Division this past season, finishing with 73 points.
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