Boston Bruins hire Danielle Marmer in player development role

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Bruins hire Danielle Marmer in player development and scouting role originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

On Monday, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced that the organization hired Danielle Marmer as a part of the hockey operations department.

"Diversity and inclusion is paramount to moving forward...We didn't do something reactionary, we did something because we wanted to," Sweeney told the media.

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"We just felt she was a terrific fit for where we wanted to go in the directive and the things that she had been doing at Quinnipiac, and what she could apply to our Hockey Operations," Sweeney continued. "We are trying to hire great people that want to work for the Boston Bruins and improve our hockey club. Danielle added to that."

Despite Sweeney's comment at the Monday press conference, the Bruins waited until Thursday to formally announce Marmer as a new member of their staff. Marmer will serve as a Player Development and Scouting Assistant.

Marmer will work directly with former Bruins defenseman and current Player Development Coordinator Adam McQuaid to help develop prospects. Previously, Marmer joined the Bruins for the 2021-22 season as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Scouting Mentorship Program. During the Bruins Development Camp this week, Marmer has been working with players as an on-ice coach.

The Dorset, Vermont, native brings a wealth of hockey experience to the Bruins. Marmer played hockey for Quinnipiac from 2013 to 2017 as a forward. She won the 2015-16 ECAC Championship with Quinnipiac and also earned the National Scholar Athlete Award in addition to landing on the ECAC All-Academic Team.

After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Legal Studies, Marmer worked as an assistant coach for the Connecticut College women's ice hockey team. During her time as an assistant coach, she managed all video and opposing team scouting reports. She also helped to evaluate and recruit players.

Prior to joining the Bruins organization, Marmer returned to Quinnipiac in 2019 as Director of Player Development and Hockey Operations for Quinnipiac's women's ice hockey team. In her role at QU, she handled game and practice video, opposing team scouting reports, player development and day-to-day team operations.

There has been a recent rise in the number of women who work for NHL organizations. All five of the active female Assistant GMs have been hired since January. Earlier this summer, the Washington Capitals announced that Emily Engel-Natzke will serve as the team's video coordinator, making her the first full-time female coach in NHL history.

The Bruins' hiring of Marmer is another step toward more women playing important roles within NHL organizations.