Pierre McGuire Speaks after Losing His Role In Ottawa

Published May 9, 2022 at 10:50 PM
It didn't last long for long-time hockey analyst Pierre McGuire and the Ottawa Senators, in fact it was less than a year since he joined the franchise's front office as senior vice president of player development.

A long-time NBC and TSN broadcaster, McGuire previously worked for the Senators as an assistant coach during the 1995-96 season and was a former Assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Hartford Whalers, fun fact.

He was hired by the Senators in the vice president role on July 12 of last year. But after The Senators finished the 2021-22 season with a 33-42-7 record, missing the playoffs for the fifth straight year, the Franchise decided to go in a different direction.

«We thank Pierre for his contributions and wish him the best in his future endeavors," - Ottawa Senators

Pierre McGuire finally made a statement himself about losing his position:

"I had a marvelous time working in Ottawa with the Senators, the group took another step forward both at the NHL and AHL level. I really enjoyed watching the Coaches, players, and the entire organization grow.

There's no question, it is part of the role,» McGuire said when asked about being a spokesperson. «That's something Mr. Melnyk talked about when we met maybe one of the first two or three times via phone conversation. It's something that I am comfortable with. I made my living doing that for the last 20 years.»

Will he consider a return to broadcasting?

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Pierre McGuire Speaks after Losing His Role In Ottawa

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