Olympic Gold Medalist Joins NHL Front Office

Published July 30, 2023 at 1:40 PM
BY TYLER BALL
     
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have had a busy offseason re-structuring their front office. First Kyle Dubas was hired and now a familiar name joins the fold.

A Second Kessel Comes to Pittsburgh



The Pittsburgh Penguins have had a busy offseason re-structuring their front office. First Kyle Dubas was hired and now a familiar name joins the fold. On Saturday Amanda Kessel was named Special Assistant to the President of Hockey Operations. She is of course the sister of longtime NHLer and former Penguin Phil Kessel.

From Gold Medalist to Front Office Executive



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Kessel's new title comes off of the back of her illustrious career in women's hockey. She had over a decade-long playing career which was highlighted by a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Games for Team USA.

Kessel had previously participated in Pittsburgh's Executive Management Program last spring.


Women's Influence on the NHL Continues to Grow



Amanda Kessel is the latest success in the growth of women working in hockey ops roles in the NHL. As the sport continues to grow and diversify it shouldn't be long before we see a woman running a Hockey Ops department of an NHL organization.

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