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Bruce Franklin is in his 22nd year with the Blackhawks and his fifth as Chief Amateur Scout. The Winnipeg native brings 33 years of scouting experience at both the National Hockey League and Western Hockey League levels.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Franklin spent 12 seasons scouting in the WHL. He was a part of two Memorial Cup championships: one with the Prince Albert Raiders (1985) and the other as Director of Player Personnel with the Swift Current Broncos (1989). He also worked as a part-time scout with the Montreal Canadiens from 1986 to 1992.

Franklin resides in Regina, Saskatchewan, with his wife, Sherie, and their two daughters, Breanna and Sarah.