The Arizona Coyotes seemingly have completely remade their scouting department. Following yesterday’s announcement that Darryl Plandowski will serve as the team’s new Director of Scouting, today the Coyotes announced that Ryan Jankowski will serve as the Associate Director of Amateur Scouting.
Jankowski has some extensive scouting history. He served two years with the Buffalo Sabres as Director of Amateur Scouting and has worked with Hockey Canada serving as Head Scout and Director of Player Personnel.
In the past, he has also worked as an amateur scout for the Montreal Canadiens and has served in various positions with the New York Islanders including four as an assistant general manager.
Craig Morgan first reported that Jankowski was on the team’s radar on September 21st along with Brian Daccord who the team also hired. There shouldn’t be too much of an adjustment for Jankowski as Morgan notes that Jankowski summers in Arizona.
This move isn’t as flashy as yesterday’s hire. Unlike Plandowski, Jankowski doesn’t come with a recent Stanley Cup ring. But it is another piece of the puddle as the Coyotes attempt to remake a department that has long been seen as a weakness for the Desert Dogs.