Ron Delorme is no longer in charge of the Vancouver Canucks amateur scouting. He now works under Eric Crawford, who has been put in charge of both amateur and professional scouting.
Canucks assistant general manager Laurence Gilman explained the move to the Vancouver Sun saying they needed their “best scout” to work in the Western Hockey League.
Crawford, who had overseen the Canucks’ pro scouting department, was put in charge of amateur scouting. Chief scout Ron Delorme retained his title but was returned to the WHL because, as assistant general manager Laurence Gilman explained, the team needed its best scout back in the West. WHL scout Harold Snepsts was redeployed to help senior adviser Stan Smyl assess undrafted college and junior players, and the Canucks bulked up their scouting staff in Ontario.
Delorme remains as the team’s Chief Amateur Scout, but Crawford’s title is now Director of Player Personnel and will have final say on who the Canucks draft.
The move was actually made last summer and this will be the first draft with Crawford at the helm.
In case you were wondering, Eric is the younger brother of former Canucks head coach Marc Crawford. He has worked in the Canucks organization in various capacities for the past 14 years serving time as an assistant coach with the Manitoba Moose and scout.