Garth Joy has been a fixture with the Colorado Avalanche scouting staff since 1999. Or, rather, had been.
Joy, whose title with the Avalanche was senior pro scout, has been hired away by Chris Drury and the New York Rangers as the new associate director of player personnel and pro scouting. For nearly a quarter of a century, Joy played a key role in advising his general managers on potential NHL trade acquisitions.
If Joy was seen in an opposing press box, it usually got writers’ chins wagging. Maybe the Avalanche was looking at a player from that team, as a trade partner? Who was he looking at? It has always been a time-honored part of the NHL rumor mill. Joy, though, kept a low profile from the media.
Who will succeed Joy in his role has not yet been determined.