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Dick Patrick - Vice Chairman and Capitals President

Dick Patrick has been part of the Washington Capitals organization since 1982 and was one of Ted Leonsis' original partners when Monumental Sports & Entertainment was formed in June 2010. Mr. Patrick is president of the Capitals and vice chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. For the first five years of MSE's existence, Mr. Patrick also assumed initial responsibility as chief operating officer and was involved in all facets of operating three professional sports franchises - the Capitals, Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics - and Capital One Arena.  

As president of the Capitals' franchise for more than two decades, he continues to lead the club with his tireless effort and intense desire to continue a family tradition - engraving the Patrick name onto the Stanley Cup.

For three generations the family name of Patrick has been synonymous with the sport of hockey and the National Hockey League. Mr. Patrick's grandfather, Lester Patrick, was the longtime coach and general manager of the New York Rangers. In his honor the Lester Patrick Trophy is awarded annually for "outstanding service to hockey in the United States." It was Lester who instilled in his family the desire to remain active in the advancement of the sport of hockey and the National Hockey League. Mr. Patrick's father, Muzz, and uncle, Lynn, both played on the 1940 New York Rangers team that captured the Stanley Cup. In October 2012, Dick Patrick was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy for his contributions to hockey in the United States.

Mr. Patrick's cousin, Craig Patrick, played for the Capitals from 1977-79. He won two Stanley Cups as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins and was enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame in November 2001 in the "builder" category. 

Before Mr. Patrick's arrival, the Capitals had never advanced to postseason play. In his 33 seasons with the club, Washington has qualified for the playoffs 26 times - including the team's run to the Stanley Cup finals in 1998 and three Presidents' Trophy-winning teams (2009-10, 2015-16, 2016-17).

In addition to his commitment to the Capitals, Mr. Patrick previously served as co-chairman of the Washington, D.C., Division of the Fighting Blindness League. FBL, a charity event sponsored by the National Hockey League, benefits the Foundation Fighting Blindness in the fight against retinal degenerative diseases. Held in nine NHL cities on the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs, FBL gives participants the chance to "own" an imaginary NHL franchise and participate in a rotisserie-style fantasy draft of NHL players.

Born in 1946 in Victoria, B.C., Mr. Patrick grew up in the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University. He has developed commercial real estate in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 20 years and, while raising children who have skated within local youth hockey programs, he has been instrumental in increasing the Capitals' involvement in youth programs throughout the area.

Mr. Patrick, who joined the Capitals prior to the 1982-83 season, guides the team on a daily basis. The former chairman of the NHL Finance Committee, Mr. Patrick has been instrumental in the Capitals' long-term success as a franchise both on and off the ice. Mr. Patrick was a leader in the conception and development of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the team's state-of-theart training center and office building that opened in 2006 in Arlington, Va.

Brian MacLellan - Senior Vice President, General Manager, and Alternate Governor

Brian MacLellan is entering his fourth season as general manager of the Capitals. MacLellan, 58, was named the sixth general manager in the Capitals history on May 26, 2014. MacLellan is in his 16th season with Washington after serving as the team's assistant general manager, player personnel for the previous seven seasons.

With MacLellan at the helm, the Capitals won their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy in 2016-17, marking the seventh time in NHL history a team has won the Presidents' Trophy in consecutive seasons. Washington posted a 55-19-8 record, marking the second-most wins and third-most points (118) in a season in franchise history. The Capitals recorded 55 wins in two straight seasons (2015-16: 56, 2016-17: 55), joining the Montreal Canadiens (1975-78) as the only teams in NHL history to win 55 or more games in consecutive seasons. Washington also earned 238 points in the last two seasons, marking the most points in two straight seasons since Montreal recorded 244 points from 1977-79. Since MacLellan began as general manager in 2014-15, the Capitals lead the NHL in wins (156) and points (339).

In the 2015-16 season, Washington led the NHL with a record of 56-18-8 (120 points) and captured its second Presidents' Trophy in franchise history (2009-10). The Capitals set franchise records in wins and road wins (27) and MacLellan was named a finalist for the 2015-16 NHL General Manager of the Year Award.

In his first season, Washington posted a record of 45-26-11 (101 points), reaching the 100 point mark for the eighth time in team history and the first since the 2010-11 season

In his previous role, MacLellan oversaw the club's professional scouting staff and worked closely with the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears, who won the Calder Cup in 2006, 2009 and 2010. MacLellan, who served as a pro scout for the Capitals from 2000-03 prior to his promotion to director of player personnel, assisted and advised the general manager in all player-related matters.

MacLellan, who won a Stanley Cup with the Calgary Flames in 1989, recorded 413 points (172 goals, 241 assists) in 606 games during his 10-year NHL career with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, Calgary Flames and Detroit Red Wings. MacLellan also won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 1985 World Championship in Prague.

The Guelph, Ont., native played hockey at Bowling Green State University from 1978-82, registering 143 points (64g, 79a) in 160 games. MacLellan's 345 career penalty minutes rank sixth in school history. The 6'3" forward earned 63 points his freshman year, marking the second most points by a freshman in school history behind teammate George McPhee, who tallied 88 points the same season. Late in his junior season, MacLellan moved to defense, and was named an All-American defenseman and First-Team All-CCHA in 1982. MacLellan served as co-captain for the Falcons from 1980-82. He was elected to the Bowling Green Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. MacLellan graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration from Bowling Green and earned his MBA in finance from the University of St. Thomas in 1995. He went on to work for an investment consulting firm in Minneapolis before joining the Capitals as a pro scout.

Ross Mahoney - Assistant General Manager

Ross Mahoney is entering his fourth season as assistant general manager with Washington. Mahoney served as the Capitals' director of amateur scouting for the previous 16 seasons. As assistant general manager, Mahoney oversees the club's developmental programs and the organization's amateur scouting staff. 

Prior to joining the Capitals, Mahoney was a scout with the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. He has coaching experience with the University of Regina, the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats and at the international level. He coached Canada's elite under-17 program in two World Championships. In 1995 he coached Team Saskatchewan to the gold medal at the Canadian Winter Games.
Mahoney earned a degree in education from the University of Regina, where he played hockey for the Cougars. After graduating he spent 17 years as a teacher.

Mahoney played junior hockey for the Tier II Regina Pat Blues and the Regina Pats in the WHL. He also played four years at the University of Regina, helping lead his team to two national finals. Mahoney was inducted in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

Don Fishman - Assistant General Manager & Director of Legal Affairs

Don Fishman is in his 13th season with the Washington Capitals and ninth as assistant general manager and director of legal affairs. In this role, he handles player contract negotiations, player contract research and analysis, the club's day-to-day salary cap position, team salary cap strategic planning, the salary arbitration process, NHL and team salary cap analysis, and interpretation of NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) issues. Fishman also assists the club's general manager with the day-to-day operations of the Capitals hockey operations department such as roster issues, player movement, preseason and regular season scheduling, budgeting, and training camp planning.  

Fishman, who spent two seasons as director of legal affairs and hockey administration before his appointment to assistant general manager, also helped lead the organization's efforts on a number of other special projects, including attracting two World Cup of Hockey exhibition games to Washington in 2016, bringing the United States Men's Olympic Hockey Team Orientation Camp to the Capitals' Arlington, Virginia training facility in 2013, and bringing American Hockey League hockey games to Washington in 2012 and 2014. Fishman was also involved with the planning for two NHL Winter Classic outdoor hockey games involving the Capitals, held in Pittsburgh in 2011 and at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. in 2015. Finally, Fishman serves as legal counsel for the Capitals organization generally. His "capology" session for fans is an annual fixture at the Capitals Convention.   

Prior to joining the Capitals, Fishman served as general counsel of two Washington, D.C. city government agencies. In his role with District government, he worked as part of the local host committee that successfully bid for the NCAA Men's Hockey Frozen Four, held in Washington, D.C. in 2009. Fishman also worked as a corporate and communications lawyer in Washington and Los Angles with Latham & Watkins and Ervin, Cohen & Jessup. Fishman, a native Washingtonian, graduated with an economics degree from Harvard College, where he also served as the radio voice of Harvard Hockey, and a law degree from UCLA School of Law.