July 12, 2024
Capitals promote Chris Patrick to GM, Brian MacLellan stays president

Capitals promote Chris Patrick to GM, Brian MacLellan stays president

Capitals promote Chris Patrick to GM, Brian MacLellan stays president


ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals named Chris Patrick as their common supervisor on Monday with longtime GM Brian MacLellan remaining president of hockey operations.

Patrick, 48, who was additionally named as a senior vice president, has labored for the Capitals in varied capacities since 2009 and served as assistant GM beneath MacLellan the previous three years. The son of longtime group president Dick Patrick beforehand was director of participant personnel after a prolonged stint as a professional scout.

“Chris is a dedicated and hard-working executive, who is fully prepared for this next step in his career,” proprietor Ted Leonsis stated in an announcement. “His vision, extensive experience, hockey acumen, and player evaluation make him the perfect leader to drive our team forward.”

MacLellan, 65, spent a decade as GM since taking up for George McPhee in 2014. He completed the constructing of the group that gained the franchise’s first Stanley Cup title in 2018.

“With Dick Patrick as chairman, Brian as president and Chris as general manager, we believe we have a dynamic leadership team in place to continue to guide our hockey operations department forward,” Leonsis stated. “Brian’s leadership, experience, and vision for our hockey team, combined with Chris’ impressive track record and successful tenure as an executive, talent evaluator, and guardian of our minor league partnerships, position our hockey operations team for a successful future.”

The entrance workplace shakeup is the most recent across the NHL with a longtime GM shifting upstairs and ceding day-to-day operations. It occurred in 2022 with Colorado after the Avalanche gained the Cup, with Chris MacFarland succeeding Joe Sakic as GM and Sakic changing into president of hockey operations, whereas St. Louis has laid out a succession plan for Alexander Steen and Doug Armstrong to observe the identical path.



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