Nate Ewell, the current vice president of communications for the Washington Capitals, has accepted an offer to become the new director of communications for College Hockey, Inc.
Ewell takes on this new role after spending six years with the Capitals, where he assisted in the production of the HBO series 24/7 leading up to the 2011 NHL Winter Classic game between Washington and Pittsburgh.
“We are extremely pleased to have Nate Ewell join the staff of College Hockey, Inc.,” said executive director Paul Kelly in a statement. “He is highly respected within the hockey world, both at the professional and college levels. His energy, experience and creativity will certainly help to further our ability to promote and market college hockey, and attract the top players from the U.S. and Canada to enroll at one of our many great schools and become part of the outstanding hockey programs that make up NCAA Division I men’s hockey.”
A 1996 graduate of Princeton, where he was the sports editor of the campus newspaper, Ewell went on to become the assistant sports information director at Michigan State and served as the principal media contact for the men’s hockey program while at MSU.
Ewell also worked for NBC Sports during its coverage of the Olympic hockey tournament at the Winter Games in Salt Lake City (2002) and Torino (2006) and has also served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching a class on sports communications and public relations.