Habs hire former Senators scout

From Tim Wharnsby of the Globe and Mail:

The Canadiens scouting staff was strengthened recently when they hired Frank Jay. The former scouting director of the Ottawa Senators parted ways with defending Eastern Conference champions two weeks ago and was swiftly snapped up by the Habs.

Montreal already has a strong scouting department headed by Trevor Timmins, the Canadiens director of player recruitment and development and the likes of amateur scouts David Mayville and Vaughn Karpan.

Fourteen of the current Canadiens 23-player roster were drafted and developed by Montreal.

Here’s his bio from the Senators site:

Frank Jay, 56, enters his ninth season with the Senators, having served his first six as the club’s chief amateur scout. Jay was promoted to director of amateur scouting in July 2005.

The 2007-08 season marks Jay’s 23rd NHL campaign. He also scouted for the New Jersey Devils organization for 11 seasons, and the Quebec Nordiques and New York Islanders each for one other season.

Prior to joining the Devils, Jay scouted in the Ontario Hockey League from 1973 to 1987, and won a total of five OHL championships with the Oshawa Generals, St. Catherine’s Black Hawks and Erie Otters. The native of Oshawa, Ont., also served as general manager of the Oshawa Generals when they won the
1998-99 Memorial Cup.


  1. Ian G Cobb says:

    14 of our 23 man roster developed by Mtl. That is huge and getting larger, say,s a lot of our program.!!

    I know Vaughn Karpan well, and he is also one of the best.

  2. kenny_galloway says:

    helllo hellllllllllllo were in a place we want to go oh oh ohhhhhhhhh

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  4. habsgod says:

    i like this hiring!!this is good because it gives trevor and bob some extra eyes and a very good track record when it comes to building teams keep hiring these kind of guys bob and trevor and keep our cupboards stocked with lots of young talent!!welcome aboard frank jay!glad to have you on our side!

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