The Vancouver Canucks have officially hired Team USA leading scorer and former pro scout Cammi Granato as an assistant general manager, president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford announced Thursday morning.
Reports surfaced last night that the Canucks were expected to add Granato, and now it’s official.
“Cammi is a tremendous leader and has earned the respect of the hockey world. She has a great mind for the game and experience and influence at all levels,” said Rutherford. “In her role, Cammi will oversee our player development department and our amateur and pro scouting department. Cammi’s input will also be included in all areas of hockey operations as we leverage the diverse opinions and experience of our new leadership group to build a winning team.”
“I am honoured to join the Vancouver Canucks and the hockey operations leadership group that Jim Rutherford and his team have assembled,” said Granato. “It’s a dream to have an opportunity like this in the city that I call home, and with an exciting young team with championship aspirations.”
Working as a pro scout with the Seattle Kraken this season, Granato could be seen sitting in the press box at almost every Canucks home game, so certainly has a handle on the current state of the team.
Granato joins fellow assistant general managers Emilie Castonguay and Derek Clancey as recent AGM hires by president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford as the Canucks continue to overhaul their front office.