The Vancouver Canucks continue to stockpile front-office superstars.
The Canucks made yet another addition to their growing hockey operations staff on Wednesday evening, hiring Cammi Granato as Assistant GM.
Granato, who was among the first women to ever be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame back in 2010, previously served as a scout for the Seattle Kraken in its inaugural season and was one of the first staff members ever hired by the organization.
Throughout her illustrious playing career on the international stage, Granato’s accomplishments speak for themselves.
Granato led Team USA to Olympic gold at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, scoring the first-ever goal for the American women’s national team on the Olympic stage. Granato also helped USA capture a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake, adding it to an international trophy case that features eight World Championship silver medals and one gold, along with two gold medals and five silver medals at the Four Nations Cup.
In 205 games with the United States women’s national team, Granato racked up an astounding 343 points. Years after her retirement, she remains the program’s all-time leading scorer.
Now, Granato will join a Canucks front office that is shaping up to become one of the more cutting-edge in the league. Her hiring comes mere weeks after the Canucks added former sports agent Emilie Castonguay in an assistant GM role while fleshing out the organization’s analytics staff by bringing in former New Jersey Devils analyst Rachel Doerrie, as well.
In the few short months that he’s been on the job, Jim Rutherford has wasted no time putting together a hockey operations team loaded with talent.