John Hynes: Devils name Castron as new scouting director

The New Jersey Devils have hired Paul Castron to serve as their director of amateur scouting.
Castron had been serving in that role with the Columbus Blue Jackets. “I would to thank Jarmo Kekalainen and the Columbus Blue Jackets for their cooperation in allowing Paul Castron to join the New Jersey Devils,” said Devils GM Ray Shero. “Paul has an outstanding track record of evaluating and developing prospects for more than 20 years. We feel that he has the experience and leadership qualities to help us accomplish our player development goals.” The Devils haven’t had a great track record in the draft during the cap era. Longtime Devils scouting director David Conte was let go earlier this month. Jul. 31 – 4:10 pm et

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