Don Waddell resigns as president and GM of Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH — Don Waddell has resigned as president and general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, ending a 10-year run with the NHL club.

The Hurricanes announced Waddell's departure in a release on Friday and said assistant general manager Eric Tulsky will act as interim GM while the team searches for a permanent replacement

Waddell joined the Hurricanes as president on July 1, 2014 and was named GM on May 8, 2018.

Carolina made the playoffs in all six seasons he was in charge of hockey operations.The Hurricanes lost in the second round each time except for the 2022-23 season, when they were swept by Florida in the Eastern Conference final.

The Hurricanes lost in six games to the New York Rangers in the second round of this season's playoffs.

Tulsky has spent 10 seasons with the Hurricanes, originally joining as a consultant in 2014.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 24, 2024.

The Canadian Press