E.J. McGuire, NHL Director Of Scouting, Passes Away At 58

Some sad news just released this Thursday, as the NHL announced the passing of E.J. McGuire, their head of Central Scouting. He succumbed to cancer at the age of 58.

The statement via the League:

"The National Hockey League was privileged to benefit from EJ's expertise and enthusiasm, both of which were limitless. EJ loved scouting games and loved the internal debates over the strengths and weaknesses of Entry Draft prospects. The way he ran Central Scouting made it vitally important to every one of our Clubs."

McGuire served as a coach at the collegiate, junior and AHL levels was an assistant coach with the Flyers and Blackhawks, and was a scout for the Senators.

As the head of Central Scouting, he would appear often on NHL Network, giving hockey fans an inside view into prospects that they may not have known about beforehand. His personality and ability to explain an almost different universe of hockey -- that of junior and college prospects -- to strictly NHL fans, will be hard to replace.

He will be missed by the hockey world. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.