The New Jersey Devils today announced that Kate Madigan has been named as Assistant General Manager. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Tom Fitzgerald. Madigan becomes the first female Assistant General Manager in New Jersey franchise history and sixth in NHL history.
“Kate has been an incredibly valuable resource to not only me, but to our entire hockey operations leadership staff, particularly over the past three years, as part of key hockey decisions,” said Fitzgerald. “This promotion is reflective of the duties and responsibilities that Kate has assumed within our organization during that time. Her diligence, work ethic, attention to detail, ability to communicate with all staff, strategy and vision are qualities that I look for in our leadership . We have a fantastic management team in place that is working together, solely focused on the development and success of this young, evolving core group on and off the ice, and Kate will play a role in leading the way. She has an immensely promising future in the industry, and we are glad to be a part of it.”
“I am extremely honored to take this next step in my professional career,” said Madigan. “I want to thank, Tom, our managing partners, executive leadership group, and members of the organization who supported me throughout my time with New Jersey and this new, exciting opportunity. I look forward to working with this group to make the New Jersey Devils better, each day, and bring back the consistent success our fans expect and deserve. I’m excited for the future of this team not only now, but for what it will be.”
Madigan will serve as part of the small group that Fitzgerald will lean on for key input, strategy and decision making which includes roster construction at the pro and amateur levels, transactions, hockey personnel decisions, team operations, facilities management, budget and as part of the team’s management travel party.
Madigan is promoted from her role as Executive Director, Hockey Management/Operations, which she was in since the fall of 2020. She previously served as Assistant, Player Information/Video from 2017-19, and was Director of Pro Scouting Operations for two seasons (2019-20 and 2020-21). Previously, Madigan oversaw the scheduling and reports for the pro scouting staff, while working with the coaches, management, and video staff throughout the year. She orchestrated the logistics regarding the 2020 and 2021 NHL Draft and the Devils Draft Command Center in the Prudential Center including communicating with building operations, information technology, medical staffs, scouts, management, media relations and the NHL.
Madigan holds a master’s in accounting and a bachelor’s in business administration from Northeastern University. She has lent her time to events for Women’s Sports Foundation and Women in Sports & Events (WISE). She recently completed a TEDxBoston talk on her work in the Devils front office, titled: In the Sports Management Suite, The Present is Female.