Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced that Executive Director of Player Personnel John Ferguson will also serve as General Manager of the Providence Bruins.
Ferguson is entering his third season in the Bruins organization in 2016-17, having spent the last two seasons as the team’s Executive Director of Personnel. In that role, Ferguson scouts at the professional and amateur levels with an eye to adding both prospects and roster players to the team. He also serves as an advisor in evaluating potential trades, signings and other transactions.
Prior to joining the Bruins staff, Ferguson spent six seasons as the Director of Pro Scouting for the San Jose Sharks (2008-14), four-plus seasons as Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs (2003-08), and six seasons as Assistant General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations with the St. Louis Blues (1997-2003). He has also been both an amateur and professional scout for the Ottawa Senators.
The Montreal-native played college hockey at Providence College and was drafted by Montreal in the 12th round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons at the AHL level before earning his law degree in 1995 and he was a player agent for one season in 1996-97.