MONTREAL — The Devils employed Kate Madigan on Wednesday because the group’s first feminine assistant common supervisor and the sixth girl to carry such a task in NHL historical past.
Madigan, who beforehand served as govt director of hockey operations for the Devils, will step into a task that may give her enter into personnel and transactions, amongst different issues.
“I’m extraordinarily honored to take this subsequent step in my skilled profession,” Madigan stated in a press launch. “I wish to thank [general manager Tom Fitzgerald], our managing companions, govt management group and members of the group who supported me all through my time in New Jersey and this new, thrilling alternative. I look ahead to working with this group to make the New Jersey Devils higher every day and convey the constant success our followers count on and deserve.”
The Devils, who maintain the No. 2 choose within the NHL draft, which begins Thursday night time, are coming off a disappointing season by which they went 27-46-9 and missed the playoffs for the fourth straight season. They haven’t made it previous the primary spherical since 2012, after they misplaced to the Kings within the Stanley Cup Closing.
The draft, by which the Devils may commerce down from second total for a longtime participant, would be the first large resolution by which Madigan is concerned in her new position — with free company quickly to comply with.
“Kate had been an extremely precious useful resource to not solely me however to our total hockey management employees, notably during the last three years, as a part of key hockey selections,” Fitzgerald stated in a press launch. “This promotion is reflective of the duties and tasks that Kate has assumed inside our group throughout that point. Her diligence, work ethic, consideration to element, capability to speak with all employees, technique and imaginative and prescient are qualities that I search for in our management.”
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