Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter
Ottawa, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Saying it’s time for a change, Bryan Murray stepped down as general manager of the Ottawa Senators and will be replaced by assistant Pierre Dorion .
“After 35 years in the NHL as a coach or general manager, it’s time to step aside and have a different role with the organization,” said Murray, who became GM in 2007 when the Senators advanced to the Stanley Cup final.
“I can say every day in the NHL has been a challenge and it’s been great. It’s taken some time to come to this decision,” he added.
Dorion , in his ninth season with the Senators and has spent 20 years working in the NHL, will be the eighth GM in club history.
“We want people to know our management structure is in place,” said Dorion . “I am so humbled and thankful to be following in Bryan’s footsteps. Please don’t be fooled here, I am stepping into big shoes.”
Dorion’s father Pierre Dorion Sr. was a longtime NHL scout before he passed away before the 1994 enty draft in Hartford. He was the club’s director of player personnel before being elevated to the position of assistant GM along with Randy Lee in 2014.
Dorion worked as an amateur scout with the Montreal Canadiens for 11 seasons and spent two years with the New York Rangers before coming to Ottawa. He will decide on the future of coach Dave Cameron and the coaching staff.