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Penguins hire ex-Leaf director Wes Clark to run player personnel

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The Pittsburgh Penguins hired Wes Clark as vice president of player personnel on Tuesday.

Clark will oversee Pittsburgh's amateur, professional, and free agent scouting departments. He previously worked under Kyle Dubas with the Toronto Maple Leafs and OHL's Soo Greyhounds.

"Having worked with Wes for many years, I have a deep trust in his ability to identify talent, lead staffs, advance our scouting process and methods, learn from mistakes to improve processes and to challenge my own thinking and planning on a near daily basis," Dubas said.

Dubas departed the Maple Leafs in 2023 to become Pittsburgh's general manager and president of hockey operations. Ex-Toronto player and executive Jason Spezza also joined the Penguins when Dubas did.

Clark worked in Toronto for six years and was a prominent figure in its draft process. He held various roles with the organization during his tenure, most notably director of player personnel and director of amateur scouting.

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