Sad news from Vegas this morning as it has been reported that Golden Knights amateur scout Mark Workman died Wednesday from liver cancer at just 47 years old.
“Today is an incredibly sad day for the entire Vegas Golden Knights family and especially our hockey operations staff,” Knights general manager George McPhee said in a statement. “Mark Workman was a tremendous scout, coach and an even better person. He played an integral role within our amateur scouting team and was instrumental in our preparation leading up to our inaugural amateur draft last summer.
“He had a keen eye for talent, a great sense of player evaluation and simply loved the game of hockey. We were all privileged to work with Mark and call him a friend. We send our deepest condolences to the entire Workman family and to all those who were fortunate to know him. He will be missed dearly.”
Workman joined the Golden Knights as an amateur scout in the fall of 2016 after most recently serving as associate head coach of Robert Morris University.
Despite starting chemotherapy treatments last months, he sadly passed away in his home in Minnesota on Wednesday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and the entire Golden Knights organization.