The Montreal Canadiens have reportedly decided to extend Director of Amateur Scouting Trevor Timmins.
The report comes from the Toronto Sun, in an article largely discussing the Jonathan Bernier trade:
The Canadiens have extended the contract of their amateur scouting boss Trevor Timmins, who has had some home runs in recent years
The extension is yet to be confirmed by the team.
Although he hasn't had as many draft picks to work with in recent years, with the team using second-round picks as currency in player acquisitions, Timmins and his staff have brought some promising talents into the organization. Late-round additions have included steadily producing defence prospect Simon Bourque (2015), point-per-game player Daniel Audette (2014), all-around talent Jeremy Gregoire (2013), and AHL standout Charles Hudon (2012).
Timmins has worked in the NHL since 1992, when he got his start with the Ottawa Senators. He's been with the Canadiens since 2003. He's been largely responsible for the Canadiens' draft selections for some time, including Carey Price Brendan Gallagher, and Alex Galchenyuk. He was a big part of a stellar draft year in 2007, in which the team drafted three top-end skaters: Ryan McDonagh, P.K. Subban, and Max Pacioretty. This past summer, the team selected talented defenceman Mikhail Sergachev, who appears to have the talent to become a key player for the team in the near future.
Timmins will be closely watching his charges at the rookie camp later this summer, and will be scouting players from all over North America and beyond once the hockey season starts in preparation for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.