Ex-Bulldog Blueliner Named Assistant GM
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Dave Baseggio '89 is the only Yale graduate currently working in the front office of a National Hockey League team. The former Bulldog defenseman was promoted by the Anaheim Ducks from director of professional scouting to assistant to the general manager earlier this week.
Baseggio, who served as Anaheim's director of professional scouting for the last three seasons, joined the organization as a professional scout in 2008-09. He has 15 years of experience in professional hockey management, which included American Hockey League head coaching stints with Peoria (2006-08) and Bridgeport (2001-06, also assistant coach).
"I am very excited and humbled by this new opportunity, and I am looking forward to the challenge," said Baseggio, who played with his brother, Rob '88, at Yale for three seasons.
The Niagara Falls, Ont., native played for nine different professional teams from 1989 to 2000, including the 1991-92 campaign with the AHL New Haven Nighthawks. He scored 86 goals as a pro after establishing a Yale record for blueliners with 29 goals and 108 points from 1985 to 1989.
"Playing hockey at Yale fueled my passion for the sport. It instilled a high standard of excellence and work ethic. Having a tremendous leader, mentor and coach like Tim Taylor made it possible," said the former Eli captain.
filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director