NHL News : Pittsburgh Penguins announce key addition to front office staff

Pittsburgh Penguins announce key addition to front office staff

The Penguins have a new figure in the front office.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have added a new face in their front office.

They've officially named Alec Schall as Director of Hockey Operations. Per Pittsburgh's press release, "Schall’s primary responsibilities will be aiding hockey operations with player contract negotiations, managing the salary cap, and assisting with other hockey-related duties."

He'll be reporting directly to GM Ron Hextall.

“Having spent over 25 years in professional sports, Alec brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with contract negotiations,” Hextall said in a press release. “His unique perspective and background make him an exciting addition to our hockey operations staff.”

As a former player agent, his clientele have included the likes of James van Riemsdyk, Alec Martinez, Connor Clifton, Joel Farabee and Luke Glendening, and he's negotiated over $200 million worth of contracts during the course of his career. 

He also spent the previous nine years as director of athlete representation at LEGACY Global Sports, and before that, he  founded R4PA in 2001, which was an independent agency specializing in the comprehensive representation of professional hockey players.

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