Jim Devellano Books & Biography
Jim Devellano is Senior Vice President and Alternate Governor of the Detroit Red Wings. The first person hired by Mike and Marian Ilitch after they purchased the struggling Red Wings in 1982, Devellano built the team into a three-time Stanley Cup winning franchise as General Manager and then Senior Vice President in charge of all hockey operations. Now, after more than 25 seasons with the Red Wings and 40 in the National Hockey League, Jimmy D. is one of the most accomplished and respected executives in the entire league. He is the proud owner of 13 championship rings: six Stanley Cup rings, three Calder Cup rings, two Adams Cup rings, one Riley Cup ring, and one division championship ring with the Detroit Tigers. Before joining the Red Wings, Devellano helped build the three-time Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders team as a scout and Assistant General Manager. He also served as a scout with the St. Louis Blues and as General Manager of the Islanders Indianapolis farm club (CHL), where he was named Minor League Executive of the Year by The Hockey News. Devellano has also set up two private foundations supporting mainly children’s charities in the United States and Canada. He resides in Detroit, Michigan, and Sarasota, Florida.