The Toronto Six have named former national women’s hockey team star Angela James as their new general manager.
James is part of a new ownership group for the Premier Hockey Federation team along with former NHL player/Sportsnet analyst Anthony Stewart, Bernice Carnegie, daughter of Black hockey pioneer Herb Carnegie and co-founder of the Carnegie Initiative for Inclusion and Acceptance in Hockey, and former NHL coach Ted Nolan.
James was an assistant coach with the Six last season.
“Given last year’s success, and we did have great success, I really enjoyed being involved and being a part of the T6,” said James. “Halfway through, I was invited to be a part of the new ownership, and I really wanted to stay involved, but if it wasn’t through coaching, then why not general manager. The president (Digit Murphy) came to me and asked if I’d consider that, and for me, it was really a no-brainer.
The Hockey Hall of Fame member is the third GM in franchise history.
“I’m really excited about the fact that I’m a part of a new beginning for professional women’s hockey players getting paid a really good contract,” James said. “Not only are the PHF owners taking a professional approach to our league, the actual teams are taking a professional approach, as well as the players in terms of business.”
The team also says Murphy will be transitioning out of her role as president.