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Devils name Tom Fitzgerald assistant general manager

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Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today named Tom Fitzgerald to the position of Assistant General Manager. The announcement was made by Devils' General Manager Ray Shero.

"Tom Fitzgerald has extensive experience as both a player and now in hockey operations, having served in several significant roles over the past eight seasons," said Shero. "He is well-respected throughout the league, and I feel that he is an ideal fit for our team. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Pittsburgh Penguins for their cooperation in allowing Tom to join our organization."

Fitzgerald, 46, retired as an NHL player following the 2005-06 season. He began his post-playing career in 2007-08 when he joined Shero's staff in Pittsburgh as the Director of Player Development. He was named Assistant Coach on February 15, 2009, where he was instrumental in helping the Penguins win the 2009 Stanley Cup Championship. In the summer of 2009, he was promoted to the position of Assistant to the General Manager, where he served for five years. He was promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager of the Penguins on June 6, 2014 where he served until joining the Devils today.

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