Paul Castron '86 has been named the Columbus Blue Jackets' director of
amateur scouting. His responsibilities include overseeing all amateur scouting
efforts by the club in North America and Europe.
He had served as the club's director of player development since 2002, managing
the development of Blue Jackets' players and draft picks competing at the junior
hockey and collegiate levels as well as progress of any personnel performing
in Europe. Castron was also involved in the development process within the club's
minor professional affiliate system.
Castron joined the Blue Jackets as an amateur scout in 1999, after serving as a
member of the Ottawa Senators scouting staff during the club's first seven NHL
seasons from 1992-99. He played four seasons of college hockey at St. Lawrence,
where he earned his degree in sociology. He went on to play professionally in
the minor leagues and Europe, including four years as a player/coach in Sweden
prior to joining the Senators organization.
Posted: August 24, 2006