PITTSBURGH —Chris Pryor was promoted to assistant manager by the general manager Tuesday. This was one of many front office moves by the general manager .
Pryor, a 61-year old, was last season's Pittsburgh's director for player personnel. This included leading the team's scouting efforts across North America and Europe. Pryor will work alongside Hextall on hockey operations and still have a hand in team personnel decisions.
Andy Saucier, hockey operations analyst/pro personnel was also named by the Penguins. The position, which was only created for Saucier, allows him to act as a liaison between the club’s coaching staff and its analytics department.
The 35-year old will also be involved in scouting, while still fulfilling his duties as Pittsburgh’s in-game video coordinator. Saucier has assisted Mike Sullivan in determining when an opponent should challenge a goal.
Hextall also promoted Erik Heasley to general manager of the franchise's American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.