Former Hershey Bear Dennis Bonvie has officially been hired as a pro scout by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Bonvie, while never a part of the Washington Capitals organization, spent part of the 1998-99 with the Portland Pirates, the farm team that the Capitals shared that season with the Chicago Blackhawks.
After finishing out his pro career last season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the AHL’s all-time PIM leader was considered a strong candidate for the vacant assistant coach position with the Penguins. However, he recently withdrew his name from consideration for the job.
With the Bonvie hiring and former NHL enforcer Dave Brown continuing in his position as a scout with the New York Rangers, one thing is for certain, press boxes around North America will be well protected should any trouble ensue. Here is the link to the press release.