Lynch joins ECHL as Vice President of Business Operations

The ECHL announced on Wednesday that it has hired Dan Lynch as Vice President of Business Operations. He will begin his new role immediately.


Lynch will be responsible for the overall business operations of the League focusing on finance, budgeting/operations, human resources, revenue generation and member team operations. 


A native of Buffalo, New York, Lynch joins the ECHL with eight years of experience in finance, sales and operations. He spent five years working for the Manchester Monarchs, the American Hockey League Affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. He held several positions within the organization and was most recently the Vice President of Business Operations for the Monarchs. During his time with the team he also worked to transition the Monarchs to the ECHL for the start of the 2015-16 season. 


Lynch attended Ithaca College, where he received his bachelor's degree in business and was a member of the baseball team. He resides in New Jersey with his wife Caitlin. 


About the ECHL

Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 31st season in 2018-19. There have been 641 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 18 who made their NHL debuts in the 2017-18 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 31 NHL teams in 2017-18, marking the 21st consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at as well as on Twitter and Facebook.