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Bruins promote Gretzky’s brother, bolster front office

Aug 20, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins tweaked their front office on Tuesday, and while the moves will mainly make an impact behind the scenes, you might know a couple of the names.

To start things off, they promoted Wayne Gretzky’s brother Keith to director of amateur scouting, helping to fill the void of recently fired scouting head Wayne Smith. Keith Gretzky has piled up quite a bit of scouting experience. He began with a scouting position as a part of the Phoenix Coyotes in 2001, eventually becoming their director of amateur scouting in 2006.

(Unfortunately, many writers still insist on noting that he’s Wayne Gretzky’s brother. Poor guy.)

The team also added former Bruins player P.J. Axelsson (pictured) as a European scout and Keith Sullivan as an amateur scout. Axelsson played 11 seasons for Boston, last playing for the B’s in 2008-09.

Sullivan spent four seasons as a scout for the Coyotes and one with the Winnipeg Jets.

  1. bigbadbruins77 - Aug 20, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    good stuff! Will always like PJ!

  2. amityvillefun - Aug 20, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I guy sat in my brother’s section with an Axelsson shirt on. PJ was a solid Bruin and was a smart player, glad to see him with the organization.

    Gretzky can “assist” the Bruins with scouting.

  3. jcmeyer10 - Aug 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    In Chiarelli I trust.

  4. atwatercrushesokoye - Aug 21, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    When I started reading the story I was excited until I saw that it was PJ Axelsson and not PJ Stockton, was hoping Hockey Night in Canada viewers wouldn’t be subjected to any more of him…you let me down big time here Bruins!

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