The New Jersey Devils have promoted Kate Madigan to assistant general manager, becoming the first woman to be elevated to that position in the franchise's history.
Madigan is also the fifth woman to be promoted to an assistant general manager role by an NHL team this off-season, joining Émilie Castonguay and Cammi Granato (Vancouver Canucks), Meghan Hunter (Chicago Blackhawks) and Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser (Toronto Maple Leafs).
"I am extremely honoured to take this next step in my professional career," said Madigan. "I want to thank, Tom (Fitzgerald), our managing partners, executive leadership group, and members of the organization who supported me throughout my time with New Jersey and this new, exciting opportunity. I look forward to working with this group to make the New Jersey Devils better, each day, and bring back the consistent success our fans expect and deserve. I'm excited for the future of this team not only now, but for what it will be."
Madigan previously held the role as the Devils' executive director of hockey management and operations in 2020 as well as a director of pro scouting operations from 2019 to 2021. She also holds business administration and accounting degrees from Northeastern which she obtained before joining New Jersey in 2017.
The Devils explained that Madigan will be a part of a small group that general manager Tom Fitzgerald will lean on for key input, strategy and decision making.
"Kate has been an incredibly valuable resource to not only me, but to our entire hockey operations leadership staff, particularly over the past three years, as part of key hockey decisions," Fitzgerald said. "This promotion is reflective of the duties and responsibilities that Kate has assumed within our organization during that time. Her diligence, work ethic, attention to detail, ability to communicate with all staff, strategy and vision are qualities that I look for in our leadership."