Arizona Coyotes hire Alan Hepple as director of pro scouting

Jul 6, 2021, 4:11 PM

Joe Sakic and Alan Hepple of the Colorado Avalanche attend the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in B...

Joe Sakic and Alan Hepple of the Colorado Avalanche attend the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes have hired Alan Hepple as the team’s new director of pro scouting, Arizona announced on Tuesday.

“We are very pleased to welcome Alan to our organization,” Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong said in a press release. “Alan is extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent talent evaluator. He played a very important role in building the current Colorado Avalanche roster and we are thrilled to have him lead our professional scouting department.”

Hepple started off his scouting career with the Nashville Predators as an amateur scout from 1997-2002.

After 6 years with the Nashville, Hepple then joined the Colorado Avalanche to continue his scouting career in 2002.

In 2009, the Avalanche promoted Hepple to assistant director of amateur scouting. He was then later prompted to director of amateur scouting for Colorado prior to the 2015-16 NHL season.

Since joining the Avalanche organization in 2002, Hepple was a part of 10 playoff appearances with Colorado.

The NHL draft is set to begin on Friday, July 23 through July 24 on the NHL Network.

The Coyotes do not own a first-round pick in this year’s draft but do hold six draft picks in the draft.

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