The Anaheim Ducks have announced several moves in their front office, following their recent hiring of head coach Dallas Eakins. David McNab has signed a two-year contract extension to stay in his position of senior vice president of hockey operations, while Dave Nonis has been promoted to assistant general manager. In addition, Dr. Jeremy Bettle has been named director of high performance.
McNab has been with the Ducks since their inception nearly three decades ago, and in the league for more than 40 years all told. The long-time executive has been with the organization through all of their ups and downs and will be there for at least another couple of years.
Nonis meanwhile had been serving as a consultant for general manager Bob Murray since his dismissal from the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015. The GM in Toronto, Nonis has also been an executive for many years in the NHL and is often brought up as a candidate for vacancies around the league. He will continue to assist Murray as the Ducks try to get back to contender status, but with a slightly increased title.
Bettle also comes to the Ducks from the Maple Leafs organization, this time much more recently. Serving the last four seasons in Toronto as director of sports science, he was tasked with maximizing the performance and rehabilitation of the team’s players. Bettle had previously worked with the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA.