SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Mike Grier announced today additional 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 focus on pro and amateur scouting, including potential top-two round selections at the NHL Draft and college free agents. He previously was with the Boston Bruins for 16 seasons, joining the franchise in 2006. He worked in various roles, including Chief College Scout, Director of Amateur Scouting, Scouting coordinator and scout. He also worked with the Columbus Blue Jackets as a scout from 1999-2006. His brother Tom is the current general manager of the New Jersey Devils.
Holy, entering his first year as assistant general manager, will oversee the analytics department, staff budgeting and contracts. He will be the liaison between the Sharks Hockey Operations and Business departments, along with the NHL scheduling for the team. He has primarily served in various roles in Media Relations and Public Relations with the Dallas Stars, Sharks and Cleveland Barons. He served as the Stars Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting from 2013-2022, and was the Sharks Media Relations Manager from 2005-2013. In his role as VP with the Stars, he led the organization’s efforts in hockey communications, corporate communications and player relations, and served as the organization’s spokesperson for all news. Holy also helped earn six separate Dick Dillman Awards, including four straight seasons with San Jose from 2007-10, presented annually by the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association to honor the work of the NHL’s top public relations team.
Serving as the team’s director of player development, senior advisor, Marchant will oversee the player development department. Previously, he worked with the Anaheim Ducks organization for 11 seasons as Director of Player Personnel (2021-22), and Director of Player Development (2011-21), overseeing the Anaheim prospects and their development in professional hockey. As a player, he amassed 1,195 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Ducks, scoring 498 points (186 goals, 312 assists). He won his first Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007, appearing in 11 games and collecting three assists. Originally selected by the Rangers in the 1993 NHL draft (seventh round, 164th overall), Marchant retired from the NHL on June 29, 2011.
In his role as Director of Amateur Scouting, Morehouse will oversee the Sharks amateur staff and run the draft. He previously worked with the New York Rangers as Director of North American Scouting for three seasons. Prior to his stint with the Rangers, he worked with the Columbus Blue Jackets for seven seasons, serving as the Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting for three years and joined the club initially as an amateur scout. As a player, Morehouse played two seasons at St. Thomas University after two years in professional hockey with the Alaska Aces, Cincinnati Cyclones, Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL), and Tulsa Oilers (Central Hockey League). He also appeared with Saint Mary’s University in 2008-09 and played junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Moncton Wildcats, where he served as captain in his final season with the team.
Stewart, in his first season as pro personnel, senior advisor, will oversee the Sharks professional staff in North America and Europe. Before joining the Sharks, Stewart worked in the Chicago Blackhawks organization in various roles, most previously as the Assistant General Manager. He also was 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 organization achieve three Stanley Cup Championships in 2010, 2013, and 2015. Before joining the Blackhawks, he served as the ECHL’s Greenville Grrrowl General Manager in 2005-06 and was the assistant coach and assistant general manager in 2004-05. As a professional hockey player, Stewart primarily played with Greenville in the ECHL, appearing in 325 games recording 157 points (69 goals, 88 assists). In his final season in 2003-04, Stewart served as the team’s captain. He also appeared in one AHL game with the Providence Bruins.