The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to add to their front office, naming Jason Karmanos Vice President of Hockey Operations. According to the team, Karmanos will assist GM Jim Rutherford in all hockey related aspects. Karmanos is also expected to have a role in analytics.
Karmanos is the son of Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos. Jason was fired by his dad last September after 15 years with the Hurricanes organization.
The Penguins front office structure will be significantly different than it was under former GM Ray Shero.
*GM Jim Rutherford reports directly to Team President David Morehouse.
*VP of Hockey Operations Jason Karmanos and Associate GM Jason Botterill report directly to Jim Rutherford.
*Assistant GM’s Tom Fitzgerald and Bill Guerin report directly to Jason Botterill. Guerin, though, is expected to work very closely with Rutherford.
Going to be fascinating to see how this ends.