ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals promoted Ross Mahoney to assistant general manager, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
“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.”
Mahoney, who served as a director of amateur scouting for the Capitals the past 16 seasons, will assist and advise MacLellan in all player-related matters. Mahoney will also oversee the club’s developmental programs and the organization’s amateur scouting staff.
Prior to joining the Capitals, Mahoney was a scout with the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. He has coaching experience with the University of Regina, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats and at the international level. He coached Canada’s elite under-17 program in two World Championships. In 1995, he coached Team Saskatchewan to the gold medal at the Canadian Winter Games.
Mahoney earned a degree in education from University of Regina where he played hockey for the Cougars. After graduating, he spent 17 years as a teacher. Mahoney played junior hockey in Regina. He also played four years at the University of Regina, helping lead his team to two national finals. Mahoney was inducted in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.