Tim Murray has hired his own staff. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres revamp front office, name new assistant coaches

BUFFALO – Sabres general manager Tim Murray put his stamp on the front office today, naming a new director of scouting, director of amateur scouting and assistant GM.

Rob Murphy, who worked beside Murray with the Ottawa Senators, will run the scouting department. Greg Royce, another scout Murray worked with in Ottawa, will run the amateur side. Mark Jakubowski is Murray’s new assistant. Jakubowski was the assistant to the GM under Darcy Regier.

Kevin Devine, the assistant GM under Regier while running amateur scouting, is still in the scouting department, a team spokesman said. So is Jon Christiano, the director of pro scouting under Regier.

In addition, the Sabres officially named their new coaching staff today: Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier, Tom Coolen and Danny Flynn are Ted Nolan’s assistants. Former NHL All-Star Arturs Irbe is the new goalie coach.

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