CO-DIRECTOR OF AMATEUR SCOUTING
Mark Yannetti is in his sixth season with the Kings and fifth as Director of Amateur Scouting. During the 2006-07 season, he served as a Pro Scout for the Kings before being named to his current position on June 5, 2007.
Prior to coming to Los Angeles, the native of Boxford, Massachusetts, served as an Amateur Scout with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In that role, he monitored prospects in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League as well as Hockey East, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, the United States Hockey League and the U.S. National Development Team. He also monitored U.S. High Schools and Tier 2 Hockey and, to a lesser degree, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Yannetti worked as an Amateur Scout with the Maple Leafs starting in 2004. Before that he worked as a Pro Scout for the franchise from 2000-04, focusing his attention on both the NHL and the American Hockey League. In that role, Yannetti was primarily responsible for the Eastern Conference in both leagues while also having responsibilities in the Western Conference and the ECHL.
Yannetti worked as an Advance Scout for the Stanley Cup Playoffs from 1999-04, where he was solely responsible for the pre-scouting of potential Toronto playoff opponents. His scouting included systems breakdown and analysis and assessment of player tendencies. In addition, he also assisted the Toronto coaching staff in the development of strategies to exploit opposing player and team weaknesses.
Yannetti became a Scout after six seasons of professional hockey, and he turned pro after earning Second Team All-America honors from the American Hockey Coaches Association following a standout senior season at Williams College in 1993-94. Yannetti, a defenseman, played three seasons with the Ephs after beginning his collegiate career at Brown University in 1990-91.
Mark, 40 (6/7/71), lives in Boston.