18 2018-19 ST. LOUIS BLUES YEARBOOK
GENERAL MANAGER, SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE
Kevin McDonald was named General Manager of the San Antonio Rampage and Pro Scout for the St. Louis Blues
on Aug. 28, 2018. McDonald originally joined the Blues organization prior to the 2001-02 season as a professional
scout. He scouted professional talent for the Blues for two seasons before the organization promoted him to Director
of Professional Scouting in 2003. In June 2005, he was given the added responsibilities of being the General
Manager of the Blues’ former American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. In May 2009, McDonald was
named Assistant General Manager for the Blues. McDonald works closely with Blues President of Hockey Operations
and General Manager Doug Armstrong in coordinating the transfer of players and in acquiring professional
The 2018-19 season is McDonald’s 31st season working in the NHL. He began his career in professional hockey in
1988 as a member of the communications department of the New York Rangers. Following the 1993-94 season,
when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup, he moved into the Rangers’ hockey operations department and worked as
an assistant to Rangers General Manager Neil Smith during the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season.
A native of Lawrence, Massachusetts, McDonald resides in North Andover, Massachusetts, where he lives with his
wife Lauren, his two children Sean and Kayleigh, and his three step-children Joseph, Jenna, and Daniel.
DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL
Rob Dimaio was named the Blues’ Director of Player Personnel on Oct. 6, 2015 after serving as the club’s Director
of Pro Scouting since Aug. 7, 2012. Dimaio, who originally joined the Blues as a professional scout in 2008, came to
the Blues from the Dallas Stars where he served as a scout for all levels including professional, amateur and junior
During his 19-year NHL career, the Calgary, Alberta, native appeared in 894 games including stints with New York
(Islanders and Rangers), Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Boston, Carolina, and Dallas, posting 277 points (106 goals, 171
assists) to go along with 840 penalty minutes. Dimaio appeared in the postseason nine times during his career,
recording 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 62 playoff games.
In addition to his NHL career, Dimaio won the 1990 Calder Cup with the American Hockey League’s Springfield Indians,
posting 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 16 postseason appearances. During his junior career, he earned
back-to-back Memorial Cup championships with the Medicine Hat Tigers (1987, 1988) including 1988, when he
ranked third on the club with 91 regular season points and led the team with 31 postseason points in 14 games. In
addition, he represented Canada at the 1988 World Junior Championships, helping the club defeat the Soviet Union
in the tournament finals to earn its third-ever gold medal.
Dimaio resides in Toronto, Ontario, along with his wife Laura and twin daughters, Natalie and Julia.