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Capitals announce Barry Trotz as head coach, Brian MacLellan promoted to GM

Barry Trotz served as a part-time scout with the Capitals in the 1980s. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) Barry Trotz served as a part-time scout with the Capitals in the 1980s. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

The Washington Capitals on Monday announced the hiring of Barry Trotz as their head coach and the promotion of Brian MacLellan to General Manager.

The 51-year-old Trotz had previously served as head coach of the Nashville Predators for the past 15 seasons. He was fired in April after the Predators failed to reach the reach the postseason for a second consecutive year. He had been with the Capitals in the 1980s as a part time scout. 

MacLellan, 55, was promoted to GM after working his way up in the organization, first as pro scout, then director of player personnel and most recently as assistant GM under George McPhee for the past seven seasons.

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