The Ducks have named Jeff Solomon Vice President of Hockey Operations and Assistant General Manager. He will oversee strategic budget planning in relation to the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and the salary cap, contract and arbitration negotiation, and player evaluation.
Solomon, 63, joins the Ducks after working for 35 years in the NHL as a team executive and agent. Solomon spent 15 years as a hockey operations executive with the Los Angeles Kings from 2007-21, most recently serving as Executive Vice President/Hockey Operations and Legal Affairs. Solomon was part of a pair of Stanley Cup championships with the Kings in 2012 and 2014. He was responsible for the negotiation of player contracts, development of strategic salary cap plans and management of all matters related to the CBA.
Prior to joining the Kings in 2007, Solomon spent 20 years as an NHLPA Certified Agent, representing player such as Tony Granato, Bryan McCabe, Steve Sullivan and Nelson Emerson. Solomon has extensive experience in player contracts and negotiations, including restricted and unrestricted free agents, salary arbitration and how they all relate to the NHL's CBA.
Solomon earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1983 following a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University in 1980. Solomon previously practiced law in California, specializing in tax and estate planning while also working as an international tax specialist and financial consultant.