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John Weisbrod is a former General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Orlando Magic, a professional basketball team of the NBA.

Born in Syosset, New York, Weisbrod attended and played Center on the Harvard ice hockey team from 1987 to 1991. He started ice hockey with the Oyster Bay Gulls and was part of a team that won NY State Championships in 1978, 1980 and 1982 and the Pee Wee National Championships in 1980. Weisbrod was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars round 4, #73 overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Because of injury, Weisbrod took the year off hockey in 1991–1992, only to play 16 games with the Kansas City Blades of the IHL before being forced to retire, also due to injury. Having a degree in English from "Harvard" and his intricate experience to fall back on, Weisbrod became the Head Scout of the New Jersey Devils hockey club, and had great success and an IHL job with the Orlando Solar Bears of the IHL. He once again was very successful, winning the last championship the IHL had in 2001 (it disbanded the year after). When the IHL disbanded, the Solar Bears owner promoted him into the Magic organization in an administrative position. However, he was soon promoted to GM of the Magic after the team fired John Gabriel following a disappointing 21–61 season in 2003–2004.

On May 23, 2005, Weisbrod resigned from his position of General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Orlando Magic, citing an opportunity to return to an executive position in the National Hockey League.

On July 14, 2005, the Dallas Stars of the NHL announced that Weisbrod had joined the team as a scout for the New England region.

After spending a season with the Stars, Weisbrod joined the scouting staff of the Boston Bruins on September 14, 2006 as a pro scout based out of Tampa, Florida. After two seasons scouting the professional leagues, Weisbrod became the Bruins' Director of Collegiate Scouting.[1]

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