Cammi Granato, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, has been named the assistant general manager of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. Granato had been serving as a scout for the Seattle Kraken.
Vancouver Canucks President, Hockey Operations Jim Rutherford announced today that Cammi Granato has been named Assistant General Manager.
Granato joins the Canucks from the Seattle Kraken, where she was the first female scout in NHL history.
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“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 Jim Rutherford, Vancouver’s President, Hockey Operations.
Third Woman Hired By Canucks This Season
The Vancouver Canucks have made strides toward gender equity this season hiring three women to their hockey operations staff.
Earlier this year, the Canucks hired former player agent Émilie Castonguay as an assistant general manager. Vancouver also hired Rachel Doerrie as an Analyst, working in their Hockey Analytics department.
Castonguay and Granato are the only women working at the assistant general manager role in the NHL. No woman has served as a general manager in NHL history.
Another Accolade For Granato
Cammi Granato has had a career filled with accomplishments. Joining the Vancouver Canucks is another on her resume.
“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.”
Granato is not only a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, but also the IIHF Hall of Fame and USA Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Olympic gold medallist and World Champion with Team USA, won the 2007NHL’s Lester Patrick Award.
Hailing from Downers Grove, Illinois, Granato played her college hockey for Providence College, and also attended Concordia University in Montreal.
The Vancouver Canucks recently filled their general manager position hiring former Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Patrick Allvin. Allvin was the first Swedish general manager in NHL history, filling a void that had been vacant since the team parted ways with Jim Benning.