Amanda Kessel, the sister of forward Phil Kessel, has been promoted to the Pittsburgh Penguins staff.
The daily Tribune-Review learned on Saturday that the National League club has promoted the 31-year-old to the position of special assistant to the president of hockey operations and general manager.
In April 2022, the one who has been one of the key elements of the American national team for several years already became the first participant in a new executive management program set up by the Pennsylvania organization. This was a one-year term to work alongside managers within the Partnership, Marketing, Communications and Broadcast departments, as well as Pens hockey operations.
Kessel, who also plays in attack, notably represented the United States at the Winter Olympics in 2014, 2018 and 2022, winning a gold medal in the process in Pyeongchang.
Last April, she had five goals and four assists for nine points in seven games as the Americans claimed gold at the World Women’s Hockey Championships.
His brother is a free agent, having won the Stanley Cup with the Vegas Golden Knights in 2022-2023. Phil Kessel was a member of the Penguins from 2015 to 2019.