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Canadiens name Vaughn Karpan director of professional scouting

A veteran hockey man, and long time scout, Vaughn Karpan will be the Habs' new director of pro-scouting.

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Marc Bergevin announced today that Vaughn Karpan, a professional scout for the Montreal Canadiens the last five years, and an amateur scout the five years before that, would be taking over as director of professional scouting.

The position was vacant in name for the last few years, most recently occupied by Pierre Gauthier, though it was assumed, that Rick Dudley had been doing the work there from his position as an assistant general manager. Dudley however, is now the senior vice president of hockey operations, a change made last year.

Karpan is a veteran hockey man, who has been a scout for the last 23 years, and previously served as the director of amateur scouting for the Arizona Coyotes (then Phoenix) from 2000 to 2005.

Karpan oversaw the drafting of players such as Martin Hanzal, Keith Yandle, Blake Wheeler, and Daniel Winnik.

Without knowing him, it's tough to say what his philosophy is in player evaluation, but hopefully he brings a smart voice to the table. His draft record was pretty solid, so that should be the case.