Scott Mellanby is reportedly among the finalists for Sharks’ GM job

We’re six days away from the draft and the San Jose Sharks don’t officially have a GM. They also haven’t had a coach since Bob Boughner and his assistants were fired.

If the coaching staff was fired it was because the GM was found (but not announced) we thought. Obviously nothing has been decided on this topic yet, reports Pierre LeBrun. So all the guys in the race wanted to change something?

As we can see, in response to a tweet by Darren Dreger, he brings up Ray Whitney’s name as a potential CEO. The process is obviously coming to an end and only details remain to be settled.

And in Dreger’s tweet, we note the name of Scott Mellanby, former Montreal right-hand man of Marc Bergevin.

Incidentally, nobody mentioned Bergevin’s name in the running for the club’s board chairmanship. He may have been interviewed at some point early in the process, but we don’t know. Of course, he is not named and remains an assistant in Los Angeles for the time being.

Mellanby is viewed by many in the industry as a guy ready to take the next step and become a GM in the NHL. He took his classes in Montreal and also resigned when he wasn’t promoted last year on the brink of change in Montreal.

The challenge will be great in San Jose. The club, which finished 22nd overall this year, have some big long-term deals (Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, Marc-Édouard Vlasic, Thomas Hertl and Logan Couture) and the boat needs to be straightened.

So it will be continued in the next few days.


– Congratulations to an adult.

– That’s a play on words.

– Update from the CHL International Draft.

– Clearly.

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