Capitals Hire Dr. Aimee Kimball as Senior Director of Team and Organizational Development


The Washington Capitals announced on Monday the hiring of Dr. Aimee Kimball as senior director of team and organizational development. In her role, Kimball will provide skilled direction and support in the areas of player development falling outside the standard skills (strength, and on-ice training).

In addition, Kimball’s work will include the proper formulation, accumulation and presentation of all player development related information and plans.

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The Washington Capitals have hired Dr. Aimee Kimball as the senior director of team and organizational development, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

“We are excited to welcome Aimee to our organization,” said MacLellan. “Aimee brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to help us maximize the potential of our players. We feel her addition to the hockey operations staff will be a benefit to our organization.”

Kimball brings 15 years of NHL experience, 10 with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the last five with the New Jersey Devils. In her role, Kimball will provide skilled direction and support in the areas of player development falling outside the standard skills (strength, and on-ice training). In addition, Kimball’s work will include the proper formulation, accumulation and presentation of all player development related information and plans. Her work will span all phases of player development: pre-draft evaluation of players, development of players after draft and working with both minor league players and NHL players. Kimball also currently serves as the Mental Performance Coach for the USA Hockey Women’s National Team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

Kimball earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Pennsylvania State University. In addition, she has earned a master’s degree in sports sciences with an emphasis in sports behavior and performance from Miami University, a doctorate in education with an emphasis in sports psychology and cultural studies from the University of Tennessee and an executive MBA from the Miami University Farmer School of Business.


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By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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