Capitals promote Mahoney to assistant GM

The Washington Capitals promoted Ross Mahoney to assistant general manager on Monday.

Mahoney served as the team's director of amateur scouting for the past 16 years. In his new duties, he is responsible for assisting and advising new general manager Brian MacLellan in player-related matters. He will also oversee the team's developmental programs and its amateur scouting staff.

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

Before coming to Washington, Mahoney was a scout with the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. He also has coaching experience with the University of Regina, the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and at the international level.

Mahoney coached Canada's elite under-17 program in two World Championships. He coached Saskatchewan to the gold medal at the Canadian Winter Games in 1995.

Mahoney was inducted in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

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