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Devils GM Fitzgerald agrees to multi-year extension

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The New Jersey Devils and general manager Tom Fitzgerald agreed to a multi-year extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Fitzgerald was also promoted to president of hockey operations while retaining his role as GM.

"This organization has come a long way, and I realize that there is even more work to do as we establish ourselves as consistent contenders and take another big step," Fitzgerald said. "I'm excited by those challenges and look to bring the Stanley Cup back for the fans of New Jersey. I also want to thank our incredible hockey operations management team and my supportive family who have put me in this position today."

The Devils brought Fitzgerald into the organization in 2015. He took over for Ray Shero as interim GM in 2020, then earned the full-time position later that year.

Fitzgerald has made several notable moves since taking control in New Jersey, signing Dougie Hamilton, trading for Timo Meier, and working out team-friendly extensions for Jack Hughes and Jesper Bratt.

The Devils set a franchise record with 112 points last season and qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2018. Injuries and trouble between the pipes are holding New Jersey back in 2023-24, but the Metropolitan Division club is only two points back of a wild-card spot with games in hand.

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