SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Mike Grier introduced as we speak further Sharks Hockey Operations Staff.
Scott Fitzgerald; Director of Player Personnel
Tom Holy; Assistant General Manager
Todd Marchant; Director of Player Development, Senior Advisor
Chris Morehouse; Director of Amateur Scouting
Ryan Stewart; Pro Personnel, Senior Advisor
Entering his first season as Director of Player Personnel, Fitzgerald will give attention to professional and novice scouting, together with potential top-two spherical alternatives on the NHL Draft and faculty free brokers. He was beforehand with the Boston Bruins for 16 seasons, becoming a member of the franchise in 2006. He labored in varied roles, together with Chief College Scout, Director of Amateur Scouting, Scouting coordinator and scout. He additionally labored with the Columbus Blue Jackets as a scout from 1999-2006. His brother Tom is the present basic supervisor for the New Jersey Devils.
Holy, coming into his first 12 months as assistant basic supervisor, will oversee the analytics division, employees budgeting and contracts. He would be the liaison between the Sharks Hockey Operations and Business departments, together with the NHL scheduling for the crew. He primarily served in varied roles in Media Relations and Public Relations with the Dallas Stars, Sharks and Cleveland Barons. He served because the Stars Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting from 2013-2022, and was the Sharks Media Relations Manager from 2005-2013. In his function as VP with the Stars, he led the group’s efforts in hockey communications, company communications and participant relations, and served because the group’s spokesperson for all information. Holy additionally helped earn six separate Dick Dillman Awards, together with 4 straight seasons with San Jose from 2007-10, introduced yearly by the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association to honor the work of the NHL’s high public relations crew.
Serving because the crew’s director of participant growth, senior advisor, Marchant will oversee the participant growth division. Previously, he labored with the Anaheim Ducks group for 11 seasons as Director of Player Personnel (2021-22), and Director of Player Development (2011-21), overseeing the Anaheim prospects and their growth in skilled hockey. As a participant, he amassed 1,195 profession NHL video games with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Ducks, scoring 498 factors (186 targets, 312 assists). He gained his first Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007, showing in 11 video games and gathering three assists. Originally chosen by the Rangers within the 1993 NHL draft (seventh spherical, 164th general), Marchant retired from the NHL on June 29, 2011.
In his function as Director of Amateur Scouting, Morehouse will oversee the Sharks novice employees and run the draft. He beforehand labored with the New York Rangers as Director of North American Scouting for 3 seasons. Prior to his stint with the Rangers, he labored with the Columbus Blue Jackets for seven seasons, serving because the Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting for 3 years and joined the membership initially as an novice scout. As a participant, Morehouse performed two seasons at St. Thomas University after two years in skilled hockey with the Alaska Aces, Cincinnati Cyclones, Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL), and Tulsa Oilers (Central Hockey League). He additionally appeared with Saint Mary’s University in 2008-09 and performed junior hockey within the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Moncton Wildcats, the place he served as captain in his remaining season with the crew.
Stewart, in his first season as professional personnel, senior advisor, will oversee the Sharks skilled employees in North America and Europe. Before becoming a member of the Sharks, Stewart labored within the Chicago Blackhawks group in varied roles, most beforehand because the Assistant General Manager. He was additionally the Director of Player Development (2019-20), Director of Professional Scouting (2012-19), Scout (2008-12), was an assistant coach in 2007-08 and the video coach in 2006-07. He helped the group obtain three Stanley Cup Championships in 2010, 2013, and 2015. Before becoming a member of the Blackhawks, he served because the ECHL’s Greenville Football General Manager in 2005-06 and was the assistant coach and assistant basic supervisor in 2004-05. As an expert hockey participant, Stewart primarily performed with Greenville within the ECHL, showing in 325 video games recording 157 factors (69 targets, 88 assists). In his remaining season in 2003-04, Stewart served because the crew’s captain. He additionally appeared in a single AHL recreation with the Providence Bruins.