After the Avs dismissed their chief amateur scout, Rick Pracey, prior to the start of the 2014-15 season, questions remained as to who would be handling future drafts for the team. Patrick Roy indicated in a radio interview, prior to the conclusion of the season, that Alan Hepple would be running the draft for Colorado.
Hepple has been a scout with the organization for over a decade and its been confirmed by Joe Sakic, and Hepple himself, that he is now Director of Amateur Scouting for the Colorado Avalanche.
This is a big week for Hepple and the rest of the scouting staff. Hepple took time for a couple of radio interviews. One with a station in Owen Sound, in which he discusses his promotion, the draft and how he will not be forced to relocate:
The second interview was on Wednesday with 105.5 ESPN Denver.