10:15 am: Not surprisingly, Ryan Jankowski was able to land on his feet despite the challenge of being a scout looking for work in July. The former Islanders assistant general manager has been added to the staff of the Montreal Canadiens, for whom he will scout players in the Western Hockey League, United States Hockey League and Minnesota high schools.


“I’m extremely excited about this chance to work for a great and historic organization like the Montreal Canadiens,” said Jankowski.


The ex-amateur scouting director for the Islanders (the position no longer exists with the franchise) expressed only positive sentiments about the team that did not offer him a new contract after it expired at the end of June.


“I was very privileged to have spent eight wonderful years with the Islanders,” said Jankowski. “I’m thankful for the opportunities given to me by ownership and management.


“I’d like to thank the Islanders’ fans for their support over the years, and also my staff with New York for their commitment and dedication. I’ll always be proud of the work of our staff. Although my focus and loyalties are with the Canadiens now, I still look forward to the continued development of our Islanders prospects from the last few years.”


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