The Ducks have signed Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations David McNab to a one-year contract extension through the 2011-12 season.
“David’s longevity with the organization speaks to his character, talent and unwavering commitment to the team,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “He’s a critical part of our hockey operations staff and will continue to be in the future.”
An original member of the Ducks, McNab is now in his 18th year with the organization and 33rd year overall in the NHL. He served as Assistant General Manager of the club for 14 seasons prior to his appointment to his current title in November 2008. McNab’s duties include overseeing all aspects of player development, having an expertise on the Collective Bargaining Agreement and its relationship to the salary cap in the NHL, contract and arbitration negotiation, player evaluation and scouting.
In the past seven NHL seasons, Anaheim has appeared in the Stanley Cup Final twice (2003 & 2007), including a championship in 2007. In addition to the two trips to the Stanley Cup Final, the club advanced to the Western Conference Final in 2006 and the Conference Semifinals in 2009. In recent years, McNab has scouted and signed numerous collegiate free agents who have made major contributions to the success of the club.
McNab served as Assistant General Manager of the Ducks from 1995-2008. He was the club’s first Director of Player Personnel (1993) and was largely responsible for the team’s selections in the 1994-96 NHL Entry and Supplemental Drafts. McNab has also held the position as General Manager of the Ducks’ top farm team in the American Hockey League (AHL) for six seasons (the Baltimore Bandits during the 1996-97 season and Cincinnati Mighty Ducks from 1997-2002) while also working on the AHL’s competition committee for many of those years.
McNab began his professional scouting career in 1978 with the Washington Capitals, where he spent four seasons. In 1982, McNab was signed by 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, working 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.
Raised in San Diego, CA, McNab is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (1978) and was a member of the Badgers’ 1977 NCAA championship team. He and his wife, Kari, have two daughters: Ali (19) and Erica (18). The McNab family resides in Yorba Linda, CA.