This action fills the vacancy when Scott Young left

Scott Young, who served as the director of player development for the past five seasons left the team for Vancouver

To fill the vacancy created by Scott Young's leaving, the Penguins on Friday announced Tom Kostopoulos has been promoted from player development coach to director of player development

Madison Nikkel was promoted to video coach

“Tom has done an excellent job developing and monitoring players at the minor league and amateur levels over the past four years,” Penguins general manager told in a release

His work ethic and experience coming up through the ranks during his career serve as a great example for our players 

Tom, 43, is a hockey lifer who carved out a 19-year professional career in the NHL and AHL, racking up 1,468 combined games in the NHL and AHL.

He was Selected by the Penguins in the seventh round of the 1999 NHL Draft

He served as the captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from 2002 to 2004 and from 2013 to 2018

He ended his career as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ all-time leader across the board in games played (588), goals (159), assists (257), points (416), playoff games played (94), playoff goals (23), playoff assists (44) and playoff points (67).

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