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Penguins announce Patrik Allvin promoted to role of Assistant General Manager

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Allvin has been with the Penguins organization for over a decade.

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Patrik Allvin has been promoted to the role of assistant general manager with the Penguins.

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford announced the news on Wednesday afternoon.

Allvin is going into his 15th season with the team, having started as a European scout back before the start of the the 2006-07 season.

Allvin’s most recent role with the team was as the director of amateur scouting from 2017-20.

“Patrik has made a lot of contributions during his 14 years with Pittsburgh, and has proven to be a valuable asset for us,” Rutherford said in a press release. “We’ve been impressed with his hockey knowledge and work ethic, and I look forward to working more closely with him.”

In addition to his role as assistant general manager, he will continue to oversee the Penguins’ amateur scouting in North America and Europe.

And while his official role was a scout up until now, Allvin has been an active part of the front office and is a part of the team and office rapport already.

“I finished my bachelor’s in finance in Sweden,” Allvin said today. “Working with good people here over the years, they’ve involved me in contracts, techniques and negotiations. But I got to learn a lot here moving forward with Jim. I’m eager to learn from him, Sam Ventura and Erik Heasley.”

In addition to this news, the Penguins also announced that the aforementioned Sam Ventura will assume the role of director of hockey operations and hockey research. Erik Heasley will continue his role as manager of hockey operations and assistant general manager of the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, according to the Pens.

Ventura will work with Allvin on things related to the salary cap, CBA and the overall hockey operations’ budget.