GM Brian MacLellan a Finalist for GM of the Year

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The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that Capitals senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan is one of three finalists for the 2015-16 General Manager of the Year Award. 


From Capital Press Release:

MacLellan, 57, is vying to become the first Capitals general manager to win the award since it was introduced in 2009-10. MacLellan assembled a roster that was a runaway winner of the 2015-16 Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s top regular-season club (56-18-8, 120 points). The Capitals’ 56 victories set a franchise record and made them just the 10th team in League history to collect as many wins in one season – and the first to do so since the 2005-06 Detroit Red Wings (58). Washington also set the franchise record in road victories this season (27) and its 120 points fell one shy of the team record set in 2009-10 (121). After signing free-agent defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik in 2014, MacLellan acquired a pair of key forwards last summer, signing Justin Williams and trading for T.J. Oshie. The Capitals ranked second in both goals per game (3.02) and goals-against per game (2.33) in 2015-16.

MacLellan was named the sixth general manager in the Capitals history on May 26, 2014. Washington has reached the 100-point plateau in each of his first two seasons as general manager (2014-15: 101 points). He is in his 15th season with Washington after serving as the team’s assistant general manager, player personnel for the previous seven seasons.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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