Devils Name GM Tom Fitzgerald As President Of Hockey Operations

New Jersey Devils left wing Jesper Bratt in 2018
New Jersey Devils left wing Jesper Bratt in 2018. Photo by Alex Edelman/UPI/Shutterstock (12411457y)

The New Jersey Devils have provided General Manager Tom Fitzgerald with a multiyear contract extension, naming him as the team’s president of hockey operations in the process.

“Over the years, he has built a young, powerful and dynamic team that our organization can be proud of,” Devils co-owner David Blitzer said of Fitzgerald. “Tom has worked tirelessly on revamping the roster via signings, trades and draft picks to build an established core with a focus on not only today but for many years to come.”

Since taking over from Ray Shero on an interim basis in 2020, Fitzgerald has played an active role in the team’s rapid improvement in the NHL over the past few seasons. He also served as the Pittsburgh Penguins director of player development when they won the Stanley Cup in 2009. The Devils currently find themselves fourth in the Metropolitan Division with a 24-18-3 record.