Capitals announce a new president of hockey operations.
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Capitals announce a new president of hockey operations.

The Washington Capitals have made some changes to their front office on Monday.

Jonathan Larivee

The Washington Capitals have made significant changes to their front office.

According to an official announcement on Monday, the Capitals have promoted general manager Brian MacLellan to president of hockey operations. MacLellan will maintain his role as general manager but will be taking on the additional duties that come with the title of president.

Additionally, the Capitals have also promoted Chris Patrick to the position of associate general manager, something that tells me they may be looking to transition Patrick into the general manager's role at some point. That is of course only speculation on my part at this time.

The Capitals also announced a promotion for Dick Patrick on Monday, announcing that he will now take over as chairman of the Washington Capitals moving forward.

All three men have been with the Capitals for well over a decade, over 4 decades in the case of Dick Patrick, and it is clear that the organization believes it is in good hands under their continued leadership.