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The Leafs scouting department gets new management.

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Cliff Fletcher speaks to media a about the new additions to the Toronto Maple Photo by Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The Toronto Maple Leafs tweaked their front office yesterday, filling the vacant scouting management roles by adding the duties on to two existing staff members. Wes Clark will take on the role of Director of Amateur Scouting, while Eric Joyce will be Director of Pro Scouting per their news release.

In addition to his role as Assistant Director of Player Personnel, Wes Clark will also serve as the club’s Director of Amateur Scouting. Clark was hired as Assistant Director of Player Personnel in June of 2018 after two seasons as a scout with the Florida Panthers. Clark previously served as a Scout and Player Evaluation Consultant with the Maple Leafs from 2014 to 2016.

Eric Joyce, who joined the Maple Leafs organization in October of 2020 as Director of Hockey Strategy, will also serve as Director of Pro Scouting. Prior to arriving in Toronto, Joyce spent seven seasons with the Florida Panthers in various positions including Assistant General Manager.

These changes fill the vacancies from the departures of John Lilley to the New York Rangers and Troy Bodie to the Seattle Kraken.

Don’t worry if you can’t keep track of all these scouting changes, there’s still one constant in the Maple Leafs offices; Cliff Fletcher remains as Special Advisor. Draft schmaft!

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