Dan Currie helped build the Windsor Spitfires into a Memorial Cup championship team in 2017.
Now the Oshawa Generals are hoping he can lead them to the same success in the near future.
The OHL club named Currie, a former scout with Windsor, as its new director of scouting/player development.
“It’s great to have a guy like Dan join forces with us,” Generals vice president and general manger Roger Hunter said of Currie, who spent seven seasons a scout with the Spitfires. “He’ll be a tremendous asset to our scouting staff. He’s been around the game his whole life; he’s an OHL alumnus himself and has first-hand experience of what it’s like to win a Memorial Cup.”
Currie’s experience behind the bench, he’s a former Jr. A coach, helps with his ability to assess players, praised Mike Kelly, Oshawa’s Director of Hockey Operations.
“He’s a good, quality guy, who’s been around the game for a long time,” Kelly said.
Currie spent parts of three seasons playing with the Edmonton Oilers in the early 1990s and took to the ice briefly with the Los Angeles Kings over a 11-year North American pro career. The 51-year-old Burlington native played briefly in Europe, before moving into coaching and then scouting.
“I’m really excited to be joining a great organization like the Generals,” Currie said. “I’m really looking forward to working with Rocco, Roger, Mike and the rest of the scouts. I’m just ecstatic — really happy to be joining this club.”