Jaden Lindo has been named the new head of community hockey programs for the Penguins Foundation.
His duties as the new manager of the Community Hockey Programs with the Penguins Foundation will include oversight of:
- The Willie O’Ree Academy
- The proposed hockey diversity programming at Hunt Armory
- Hockey programs for Pittsburgh youth at city community centers.
“Jaden has deep hockey experience and a passion to bring more diversity into our game – just like the Penguins. We’re thrilled to be able to bring him back to Pittsburgh and further our work to make our hockey diversity programming among the very best in the National Hockey League,” Penguins president and CEO David Morehouse said.
“When I was notified about the potential position for me in Pittsburgh, I was extremely excited about the opportunity. I have always wanted to help make a difference in the game regardless of whether I was playing. After hearing about the many initiatives that the Penguins organization are providing within their community, I knew it was a great place for me to make that impact I have always dreamed of,” Lindo said. “Ensuring that everyone has a fair, equal, and safe opportunity to play the game regardless of their race, gender, etc. is essential for the future of hockey. It is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to lead the Willie O’Ree Academy and to help support the next generation of hockey players.”
Lindo spent five years playing in the OHL, being drafted by the Penguins in 2014. He went on to play for three years at Queen’s University.
He was named the MVP during his team’s 2019 Queen’s Cup championship.