Sting hire new GM from within (VIDEO)

Sarnia Sting GM Dylan Seca (Photo courtesy of Sarnia Sting)

The Sarnia Sting are hiring from within to replace Nick Sinclair as the team’s general manager.

Dylan Seca has been promoted to the role after spending the past five seasons as the club’s director of player personnel, where his duties largely involved leading the scouting team to evaluate top OHL Draft-eligible talent across North America.

The Sundridge, Ontario native was also Director of Player Development for the Ottawa 67’s between 2011 and 2014.

Seca said he can’t wait to get started.

“I am extremely excited to be named the next general manager of the Sarnia Sting,” said Seca. “This is a respected organization throughout the Ontario Hockey League, and I am honoured to help lead this team. Having been a part of the hockey operations staff for the last five years I feel we have a team that is ready to make some serious progress in the near future. I want to thank David Legwand and Derian Hatcher for this opportunity as we help guide our program to a J. Ross Robertson Cup and Memorial Cup championship. I would also like to thank former GM Nick Sinclair for his friendship and providing the learning opportunities under his guidance.

“Lastly, working in the hockey industry requires support from family and I want to thank my wife Kristy, and my two daughters Sadie and Kallee for allowing me to follow my dreams. In closing I would like to pass on my best wishes to all Sting fans in the Sarnia-Lambton area, hoping you and your families are staying well through these unprecedented times. I am excited to get things started.”

Sarnia Sting co-owner David Legwand said Seca is a great fit for the team.

“Dylan is a very hard-working, intelligent hockey mind that understands this league, the development of young hockey players and has an established understanding of our organization, Legwand said in a news release. “He conducts himself with a high level of professionalism and integrity which we feel best represent the Sarnia Sting. We look forward to working with and supporting Dylan in his new role as we continue to strive to reach our ultimate goal.”

Seca played in the Ontario Hockey League between 1993 and 1996, suiting up in 124 games between the Detroit Jr. Red Wings, Niagara Falls Thunder and Kitchener Rangers.