Reports: Philadelphia Flyers interested in Canucks AGM Émilie Castonguay for team president job
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By Mike Gould7 months ago
Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager Émilie Castonguay is reportedly drawing interest from around the National Hockey League for open executive positions.
According to multiple hockey insiders, Castonguay has been in contact with the Philadelphia Flyers about their vacant team president position. Irfaan Gaffar discussed that possibility — as well as what the future might hold for Cammi Granato, another Canucks AGM — on Wednesday’s edition of Canucks Central on Sportsnet 650.
“There’s a ton of openings out there right now, Gaffar said. “I believe Émilie Castonguay interviewed for the president of the Philadelphia Flyers role. Whether that was today or yesterday, I think she did have an interview or at least went through some interview process there with the Flyers.
“I’m not entirely sure if Cammi Granato does have one, an interview there, but I definitely did hear her name coming around for some vacant jobs,” Gaffar added. “So, it’s going to be interesting.”
Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman echoed Gaffar’s report on Wednesday’s edition of 32 Thoughts: The Podcast.
“I don’t know if Émilie Castonguay has interviewed yet, but I believe she’s on [the Flyers’] radar, I do,” Friedman said. “I believe that’s someone they wanted to talk to. I wouldn’t be surprised if Cammi Granato was on their radar, I don’t know that for sure.
“I think there’s other names, but I do believe the Castonguay thing is true,” Friedman added. “I just can’t pinpoint if they did the interview already or they want to talk to her, but I don’t think Irf is wrong on this one.”
Vancouver hockey insider Rick Dhaliwal summed it all up on Wednesday’s edition of Donnie & Dhali – The Team, confirming Castonguay is a “person of interest” for a front-office job in Philadelphia with Daniel Briere now the interim GM.
“Agents think she is tough but fair,” Dhaliwal said. “Being a former agent, Don, she’s seen both sides of the negotiating table. More and more agents are getting looks from NHL teams for that reason. It’s always a good sign, for me, when other teams are coming after your staff.”
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