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Caps promote Ross Mahoney to assistant GM

Jun 16, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

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The Washington Capitals are keeping their front office business in-house.

The team announced they’ve promoted Ross Mahoney to be the new assistant general manager under new GM Brian MacLellan.

Mahoney has been serving as the team’s director of amateur scouting for the past 16 seasons. MacLellan had been the previous assistant GM under the now deposed George McPhee.

From the team’s press release:

“Ross is an excellent judge of talent and the success he has enjoyed on the amateur scouting level speaks volumes of his expertise,” said MacLellan. “He is a great asset for our hockey operations staff and someone I greatly respect.”

Before his time in Washington, Mahoney was a scout with the Sabres and Canucks. Now he’ll be MacLellan’s right hand man and will look to get owner Ted Leonsis’ team back on track. The Capitals have a bit of work to do this summer to get the team back to the playoffs.

The Capitals are sticking with chemistry with their hirings of late. They signed Mitch Korn, formerly of the Nashville Predators, to be the new goaltending coach and work alongside new head coach Barry Trotz.

  1. AlexOvechkinMinus35 - Jun 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Gotta keep the culture of success intact.

  2. ravanator - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    What a great time to be a Caps fan. We are all witnessing the construction of the greatest franchise in the NHL this offseason. Caps will win the cup in 2015, and Ovi will get his name on the cup. Cheers!

    #oviownsthenhl
    #capswinthecup

    • capsnbohs23 - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      you’re trying too hard, do less

      • Eutaw's Finest - Jun 16, 2014 at 12:23 PM

        This really is a fascinating specimen- as opposed to typical trolling and thrashing a franchise they dislikes, they creates a username to mock them as some super fanboy who is over the top with everything they posts, hoping they can draw negativity towards the franchise (‘Caps fans are so cocky when their team sucks’ is the anticipated reaction). It’s gotta be painful saying the Caps are so phenomenal when morally it likely goes against everything they stand for.

      • Eutaw's Finest - Jun 16, 2014 at 12:26 PM

        See the ‘cheers’ is a tell that it’s a Pittsburgh fanatic. That and the fact that they have Ravens in their name and they constantly pull this stuff on PFT as well. But we let them have fun with it and think it’s effective and hilarious. It’s good for their young developing ego.

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