The Pittsburgh Penguins have promoted Patrik Allvin to assistant general manager, general manager Jim Rutherford announced Wednesday.

Rutherford said Allvin, 46, will assist him in all areas of hockey operations. Alvin replaces Jason Karmanos, who was dismissed from the assistant GM position last week.

Allvin had served as Pittsburgh's director of amateur scouting since 2017. A native of Sweden, he is entering his 15th season in the Penguins' organization. He joined the team as a European scout starting with the 2006-07 season.

"Patrik has made a lot of contributions during his 14 years with Pittsburgh and has proven to be a valuable asset for us," Rutherford said. "We've been impressed with his hockey knowledge and work ethic, and I look forward to working more closely with him."

While announcing the dismissal of Karmanos on Oct. 26, Rutherford said he had been "evaluating our hockey operations department, and this is the first part of the process to reorganize our group."

Rutherford, 71, has been the Penguins' general manager since 2014. The team also has announced that Sam Ventura will become Pittsburgh's director of hockey operations and hockey research, working closely with Allvin on the salary cap.

The Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017 but have lost 11 of their last 13 playoff games. The Montreal Canadiens eliminated them 3-1 in the best-of-five qualifier for the playoffs in August after the Penguins finished 40-23-6 during the regular season.

--Field Level Media

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