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Jim Rutherford makes another significant front-office move

The Penguins GM continues to make changes behind the scenes.

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Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has announced that director of amateur scouting Patrik Allvin has been promoted to assistant general manager. Allvin takes over the role for Jason Karmanos who was dismissed by the team after six years earlier this offseason.

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"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. "We've been impressed with his hockey knowledge and work ethic, and I look forward to working more closely with him." 

From the Penguins' official press release announcement of Allvin's promotion:

In his new role, Allvin, 46, will assist Rutherford in all aspects of hockey operations. In addition to his new duties, he will continue to oversee the Penguins' amateur scouting efforts in both North America and Europe.
Before joining the Penguins, Allvin broke into the scouting ranks as a European scout for the Montreal Canadiens from 2002-06.
Allvin enjoyed a nine-year playing career between various leagues in North America and Europe. During his two-year stint in North America from 1995-97, the defenseman suited up for the Atlanta Knights and Quebec Rafales of the International Hockey League, as well as the Nashville Knights and Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL. While in Europe, Allvin dressed with Arvika HC (1993-94), IK Vita Hasten (1994-95), Bodens IK (1997-98), Mora IK (1998-99, 2000-02), Leksands IF (1999-00) and Sparta Sarpsborg (2000-01).