KENT, September 9, 2015 - Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced the team has hired a Director of Player Personnel and a Director of Scouting.
Cal Filson has been named the T-Birds new Director of Player Personnel. Filson takes over for Colin Alexander who joined the Pittsburgh Penguins on August 27 as an amateur scout.
"We are excited to be able to bring Cal in to replace Colin Alexander as our Director of Player Personnel," said Farwell. "He had eight years under Colin and each year he grew and became a bigger contributor. He is more than ready to take on this challenge as his next step in hockey."
Filson, from Regina, Saskatchewan, has been a scout for the T-Birds for the last eight seasons. Filson will be responsible for maintaining the T-Birds 50-player protected list, scouting and evaluating players in western Canada and the United States and preparing for and running the annual Bantam Draft for the T-Birds.
Dan McLean has been named the T-Birds new Director of Scouting. McLean, from Sylvan Lake, Alberta, has been a T-Birds scout for the last 19 seasons.
Both Filson and McLean will start in their new positions immediately.