Capitals promote Chris Patrick to senior VP and GM

The Washington Capitals promoted Chris Patrick to senior vice president and general manager on Monday.

Brian MacLellan, the GM for the past 10 seasons, retains his position as president of hockey operations.

Patrick will report to MacLellan, who will remain responsible for “all aspects of hockey operations,” the team said.

“We are thrilled to announce Chris’ promotion to general manager,” owner Ted Leonsis said. “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.”

Patrick, 48, recently completed his 16th season with the Capitals, his first as the associate GM. He originally joined the franchise in 2008-09 in a player development and scouting role.

MacLellan, 65, will enter his 24th season with Washington in 2024-25. During his tenure as GM from 2014-24, the club recorded the third-most wins (449) in the NHL and lifted its first Stanley Cup in 2018.

“Over the past decade, Brian has excelled as the head of our hockey operations department, helping bring the Stanley Cup to Washington and maintaining our team’s consistent competitiveness,” Leonsis said. “Brian’s leadership, experience, and vision for our hockey team, combined with Chris’ impressive track record and successful tenure as an executive, talent evaluator, and guardian of our minor league partnerships, position our hockey operations team for a successful future.”