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Nashville Predators Hire 1st Female Scout Ronda Engelhardt

Minnesota Whitecaps coach Ronda Engelhardt talks with players on the bench during a hockey game against the Metropolitan Riveters in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The Nashville Predators have hired their first female scout with Ronda Engelhardt as a North American amateur scout based out of Minnesota. The Predators announced a handful of changes on their hockey operations staff Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.  (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)
Minnesota Whitecaps coach Ronda Engelhardt talks with players on the bench during a hockey game against the Metropolitan Riveters in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The Nashville Predators have hired their first female scout with Ronda Engelhardt as a North American amateur scout based out of Minnesota. The Predators announced a handful of changes on their hockey operations staff Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators announced Ronda Engelhardt will become a North American amateur scout based out of Minnesota, the first female scout hired by the team.

The hiring of Engelhardt on Wednesday comes a day after the Calgary Flames added Rebecca Johnston for a player development role and the Seattle Kraken promoted Alexandra Mandrycky to assistant general manager after three years as director of hockey strategy and research.