Waddell resigns and Tulsky is named interim general manager

RALEIGH, NC. -Tom Dundon, owner and governor of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League, announced today that president and general manager Don Waddell has resigned from his position with the organization. Additionally, Eric Tulsky has been named interim CEO and a full search for a permanent CEO has been launched. Darren Yorke will support Tulsky in his administrative duties while he continues in his role as deputy general manager.

“This morning I spoke to Tom and informed him that I have made the decision that now is the time to move on to the next chapter of my career.” Waddell said. “I have loved my experiences in the Triangle over the past 10 years and, together with a strong team, on and off the ice, we have achieved many great victories. I am grateful for the support I have received from so many loyal Caniacs. “This organization is in strong, capable hands and well positioned for the future.”

Waddell joined the Hurricanes as president on July 1, 2014 and has overseen the team’s business operations for each of the past 10 seasons. He was then named the ninth general manager in franchise history on May 8, 2018, and Carolina won at least one round in the Stanley Cup Playoffs during each of his six seasons in charge of hockey operations. The Hurricanes have sold out each of their last 67 games at PNC Arena, including the regular season and postseason, marking the longest sellout streak in franchise history. The Detroit, Michigan native previously served as general manager of the Atlanta Thrashers from 1998 to 2010 and won the Stanley Cup as assistant general manager of the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98.

Tulsky has spent 10 seasons with the Hurricanes, originally joining the organization as a consultant in 2014 and then becoming a hockey analyst in 2015. He was named manager of hockey analytics in 2017, before being promoted to vice president of management and strategy of hockey in 2018. Since being named assistant general manager in 2020, Tulsky has been involved in all player personnel decisions, oversaw the team’s pro scouting and hockey information department, and assisted with player contract negotiations. players, salary cap compliance and other hockey-related issues. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

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