Ross Mahoney is in his fi fth season as
assistant general manager with Washington.
Mahoney served as the Capitals’ director
of amateur scouting for the previous
16 seasons. As assistant general manager,
Mahoney is responsible for the NHL Entry
Draft, the club’s developmental programs,
evaluations of opposing teams prospects
and oversees the organization’s amateur
scouting staff. In Game 5 of the Stanley
Cup Final, 12 players, all drafted during
Mahoney’s tenure, were in the lineup.
Prior to joining the Capitals, Mahoney
was a scout with the Buffalo Sabres and
Vancouver Canucks. He has coaching experience with the University of
Regina, the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats and at the international
level. He twice coached Team Western in the World Under-17 Challenge.
In 1995, he coached Team Saskatchewan to the gold medal at the
Canadian Winter Games.
Mahoney earned a degree in education from the University of Regina,
where he played hockey for the Cougars. After graduating, he spent 17
years as a teacher.
Mahoney played junior hockey for the Tier II Regina Pat Blues and the
Regina Pats in the WHL. He also played four years at the University of Regina,
helping lead his team to two national fi nals. Mahoney was inducted
as a player in the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 and in the
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.
Mahoney and his wife, Traci, reside in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has
a son, Michael, and a daughter, Katie.
Assistant General Manager,
Director of Legal Affairs
Don Fishman is in his 14th season with
the Washington Capitals and 11th as assistant
general manager and director of legal
affairs. In this role, he handles player
contract negotiations, player contract research
and analysis, the club’s day-to-day
salary cap position, team salary cap strategic
planning, the salary arbitration process,
NHL and team salary cap analysis,
and interpretation of NHL/NHLPA Collective
Bargaining Agreement (CBA) issues.
Fishman also assists the club’s general
manager with the day-to-day operations
of the Capitals hockey operations department
such as roster issues, player movement, preseason and regular
season scheduling, budgeting, and training camp planning.
Fishman, who spent two seasons as director of legal affairs and hockey
administration before his appointment to assistant general manager, also
helped lead the organization’s efforts on a number of other special projects,
including attracting two World Cup of Hockey exhibition games to Washington
in 2016, bringing the United States Men’s Olympic Hockey Team Orientation
Camp to the Capitals’ Arlington, Virginia training facility in 2013, and
bringing American Hockey League hockey games to Washington in 2012
and 2014. Fishman was also involved with the planning for two NHL Winter
Classic outdoor hockey games involving the Capitals, held in Pittsburgh
in 2011 and at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. in 2015. Finally, Fishman
serves as legal counsel for the Capitals organization generally.
Prior to joining the Capitals, Fishman served as general counsel of two
Washington, D.C. city government agencies. In his role with District government,
he worked as part of the local host committee that successfully
bid for the NCAA Men’s Hockey Frozen Four, held in Washington, D.C. in
2009. Fishman also worked as a corporate and communications lawyer
in Washington and Los Angles with Latham & Watkins and Ervin, Cohen &
Jessup. Fishman, a native Washingtonian, graduated with an economics
degree from Harvard College, where he also served as the radio voice of
Harvard Hockey, and a law degree from UCLA School of Law.
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