Coyotes promote Keith Gretzky

Updated: July 12, 2006, 2:44 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday promoted Keith Gretzky to director of amateur scouting.

The 39-year-old Gretzky, younger brother of Coyotes managing partner and coach Wayne Gretzky, spent the past five seasons scouting amateur players for the team. He will oversee all amateur scouting and will run the team's draft, the club said in a release.

The Coyotes also hired Greg Malone as their head eastern pro scout. Malone, who scored 191 goals in 11 NHL seasons with Pittsburgh, Hartford and Quebec, spent the last 16 seasons as the Pittsburgh Penguins' head scout.


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