The Vancouver Canucks announced John Weisbrod was hired as the franchise's Vice President of Player Personnel. Weisbrod was previously the assistant general manager for the Calgary Flames before being fired along with general manager Jay Feaster last December.
Weisbrod and Canucks general manager Jim Benning previously worked together in the scouting department with the Boston Bruins. Weisbrod has also served as the general manager for the NBA's Orlando Magic.
In Vancouver, he joins a front office that includes president of hockey operations Trevor Linden, Benning, Stan Smyl (director of player development) and assistant general managers Lorne Henning and Laurence Gilman.
Feaster was named the executive director of community hockey development for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, with the stated goal of working with local youth to help grow hockey in the Tampa Bay area.