The Habs have added to their scouting staff as they announced on Monday that they have hired Ben Shutron as a Western-based amateur scout.
The 32-year-old will be filling a spot that was vacated by Ken Morin. He left the Canadiens to join former head amateur scout Shane Churla who went to Florida to take on that same position with the Panthers.
Shutron was a fourth-round pick of Chicago back in 2006 but never made it to the NHL, instead only progressing as high as the ECHL. He opted to retire in 2015 and has worked with Hockey Canada as a team manager in international tournaments including the most recent World Juniors. This will be his first NHL scouting position.