The New Jersey Devils have announced that they have signed Tom Fitzgerald to a multi-year extension as well as adding President of Hockey Operations to his title. “We are excited to have signed Tom to a multi-year extension, and to promote him to President, Hockey Operations,” said Devils’ Managing Partner David Blitzer. “Over the years, he has built a young, powerful, and dynamic team that our organization can be proud of. Tom has worked tirelessly on revamping the roster via signings, trades, and draft picks to build an established core with a focus on not only today but for many years to come. We have considerable talent, both on and off the ice, and I look forward to what the future will bring together.”
Fitzgerald has been with the Devils since the 2015-16 season and was named GM of the Devils during the 2020 offseason, the same time that they named Lindy Ruff as the teams head coach. New Jersey is coming off their first playoff appearance under Fitzgerald, where they were eliminated by the New York Rangers in the second round. He’s been an integral part of the Devils rebuild, bringing in drafting Luke Hughes, Nico Daws, Simon Nemec, and Alexander Holtz, just to name a few. He’s also brought in Timo Meier in a trade last year from San Jose.