The Ducks have extended the contract of Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations David McNab for three seasons. McNab is now under contract through the 2018-19 NHL season.
An original member of the Ducks, McNab is now in his 38th consecutive year in the NHL and 23rd with Anaheim. McNab served as Anaheim’s Assistant General Manager for 14 seasons before being promoted to his current position in 2008. His duties include overseeing all aspects of player development, having an expertise on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and its relationship to the salary cap in the NHL, contract and arbitration negotiation, player evaluation and scouting.
McNab has been part of Anaheim’s run to two Stanley Cup Finals (2003 and 2007), including a championship in 2007. The club also advanced to the Conference Finals in 2006 and 2015, and the Conference Semifinals in 2009.
Prior to being named as the Ducks’ Assistant General Manager in December of 1995, McNab was the club’s first Director of Player Personnel. He has also held the position as General Manager of the Ducks’ top farm team in the American Hockey League for six seasons (the Baltimore Bandits during the 1996-97 season and the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks from 1997-2002).
McNab began his professional scouting career in 1978 with the Washington Capitals, where he spent four seasons. In 1982, McNab joined the Hartford Whalers, where he spent seven seasons as a scout, the last two as the Director of Player Recruitment. He then joined the New York Rangers in 1989, where he worked for four seasons before leaving to join the Ducks in 1993. His work with the Rangers helped the club to the 1994 Stanley Cup championship.
McNab won the 1977 NCAA championship with University of Wisconsin (goaltender). He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the ninth round of the 1975 NHL Entry Draft (151st overall).