Murphy has been named the director of scouting after four year of being a pro scout for the Ottawa Senators and an additional three years as a scout for the Phoenix Coyotes. Murphy played professionally for the Senators, Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks. Murphy was selected in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft and had 21 points in 125 games.
Royce, who is now the director of amateur scouting, has been an NHL scout for 17 years and has spent time with the Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes and Nashville Predators. Royce was also a head coach for both the Quinte Hawks and Wellington Dukes. Royce played in the OHL and overseas in Germany.
The Buffalo Sabres also announced the addition of Mark Jakubowski as the team's assistant general manager, serving directly under general manager Tim Murray.
Jakubowski has been with the Sabres for nine years and has been the assistant to the general manger for six seasons. He also served as the director of hockey administration for a season. Jakubowski will be in charge of salary cap analysis, contract research in terms of player negotiations and arbitrations, managing player transfers, team roster administration, hockey compliance with the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement and other NHL agreements.
Jakubowski also assists with the operations of the Rochester Americans.
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