The Ducks have made a front office move, announcing that they’ve promoted Martin Madden to assistant GM. He has been with the team for the past 12 years as their Director of Amateur Scouting but his role will be expanding considerably.
Per their release, the 49-year-old will now oversee all scouting duties, including amateur and professional. He will also now take a bigger role in the overall hockey operations of the team under GM Bob Murray. It’s a natural role progression for Madden and will certainly boost his profile if he decides to pursue a GM position down the road. In the meantime, his influence in terms of setting their draft rankings for the upcoming draft will be unchanged.
Prior to joining Anaheim in 2008, Madden spent seven years with the Rangers and three with the Hurricanes in a scouting capacity. Scouting also runs in the family as his father, Martin Sr., has been a scout with Anaheim since 2012 and started his NHL career back with Philadelphia in 1969.