Shawn HorcoffGriffins General Manager / Red Wings Assistant General Manager
Shawn Horcoff Bio
Shawn Horcoff was named the Red Wings assistant general manager and the fifth general manager of the Grand Rapids Griffins on Feb. 4, 2022, after the departure of former GM Pat Verbeek. He will begin his second full season as general manager for the Griffins in the 2023-24 campaign. Horcoff works alongside Steve Yzerman on all hockey operations matters for the Red Wings, in addition to being responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Griffins, including personnel decisions, contract negotiations, and player movement.
Horcoff, 44, spent six seasons as the Red Wings' director of player development and three seasons as assistant director of player personnel - after joining the Red Wings before the 2016-17 season following a 1,008-game NHL career. As director of player development, Horcoff oversaw and evaluated Detroit's prospects playing at the junior or collegiate level or in Europe. He was also tasked with running the team's Development Camp immediately following the annual NHL Entry Draft.
As a player, Horcoff was originally a fourth-round pick (99th overall) of the Edmonton Oilers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and went on to skate in the NHL for 15 seasons (2000-16), logging 511 points (186-325-511) and 624 penalty minutes. An NHL All-Star in 2008, Horcoff spent most of his NHL career with Edmonton (2000-13), serving as team captain from 2010-13 and producing a career-high 73 points (22-51-73) in 2005-06, while helping the Oilers reach the Stanley Cup Final. Horcoff also spent two seasons with the Dallas Stars (2013-15) and spent his final NHL campaign with the Anaheim Ducks in 2015-16. Horcoff also has ties to the state of Michigan, having racked up 152 points (50-102-152) in 155 games with the Michigan State Spartans from 1996-00. The Spartans were two-time CCHA champions (1998 and 2000) during Horcoff's collegiate career, which he capped off by winning the CCHA Player of the Year in 1999-00.