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Capitals name Patrick GM, MacLellan staying on as president

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The Washington Capitals named Chris Patrick their general manager Monday and announced that Brian MacLellan, who held the title last season, will remain the team's president of hockey operations.

Patrick joined the Capitals in 2008-09 in a player development role and was promoted to associate general manager last August.

"We are thrilled to announce Chris' promotion to general manager," owner Ted Leonsis said in a statement. "Chris is a dedicated and hard-working executive who is fully prepared for this next step in his career. His vision, extensive experience, hockey acumen, and player evaluation make him the perfect leader to drive our team forward. We are confident that he will thrive in this new role."

MacLellan became Washington's general manager in 2014 and added president of hockey operations to his title last season. He's been with the franchise in various roles for over 20 years.

The Capitals won a Stanley Cup and the Presidents' Trophy twice during MacLellan's tenure. Washington reached the playoffs in 2023-24 but got swept by the New York Rangers in the first round. The club has been one of the league's most active teams early this summer, acquiring Pierre-Luc Dubois, Jakob Chychrun, and Andrew Mangiapane in separate trades, while signing Matt Roy to a big-ticket contract in free agency.

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