DON WADDELL

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General Manager
President
BORN: Aug. 19, 1958
AGE: 63
BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Staff History

TEAMPOSITIONDATE SPANAGE SPANDURATION
Logo of the Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red WingsAssistant General ManagerAug. 7, 1997 - Jun. 22, 199838 - 3910 Months, 15 Days
Logo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersGeneral ManagerJun. 23, 1998 - Apr. 14, 201039 - 5111 Years, 9 Months, 22 Days
Logo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersVice President of Hockey OperationsJul. 1, 1998 - Apr. 14, 201039 - 5111 Years, 9 Months, 13 Days
Logo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersHead Coach (Interim)Dec. 26, 2002 - Jan. 13, 200344 - 4418 Days
Logo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersHead Coach (Interim)Oct. 17, 2007 - Jun. 19, 200849 - 498 Months, 2 Days
Logo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersPresidentApr. 14, 2010 - May 31, 201151 - 521 Year, 1 Month, 17 Days
Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesPresidentJul. 4, 2014 - Present55 - 7 Years, 11 Months, 28 Days
Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesGeneral Manager (Interim)Mar. 7, 2018 - May 8, 201859 - 592 Months, 1 Day
Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesGeneral ManagerMay 8, 2018 - Present59 - 4 Years, 1 Month, 24 Days

GM Player History

SIGNINGS SIGNINGS VALUE DRAFTED TRADES
145$565,059,05114382
Type
Signing Status
Team
PLAYERTEAMSIGNING DATETYPELENGTHCAP HITVALUE
Aho, SebastianLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 1, 2019Standard (RFA)5 years$8,460,250$42,295,000
Svechnikov, AndreiLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesAug. 26, 2021Standard (RFA)8 years$7,750,000$62,000,000
Kovalchuk, IlyaLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersOct. 8, 2005Standard (RFA)5 years$6,400,000$31,946,500
Kotkaniemi, JesperiLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesAug. 28, 2021Standard (RFA)1 year$6,100,035$6,100,035
Teräväinen, TeuvoLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJan. 21, 2019Standard (RFA)5 years$5,400,000$27,000,000
Kotkaniemi, JesperiLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMar. 21, 2022Standard (RFA)8 years$4,820,000$38,560,000
De Haan, CalvinLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 3, 2018Standard (UFA)4 years$4,550,000$18,200,000
Hainsey, RonLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 2, 2008Standard (UFA)5 years$4,500,000$22,500,000
Andersen, FrederikLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 28, 2021Standard (UFA)2 years$4,500,000$9,000,000
Antropov, NikolaiLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 2, 2009Standard (UFA)4 years$4,062,500$16,250,000
Gardiner, JakeLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesSep. 6, 2019Standard (UFA)4 years$4,050,000$16,200,000
Enström, TobyLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersSep. 24, 2008Standard (RFA)4 years$3,750,000$15,000,000
Dzingel, RyanLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 12, 2019Standard (UFA)2 years$3,375,000$6,750,000
Mrázek, PetrLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 1, 2019Standard (UFA)2 years$3,125,000$6,250,000
Lehtonen, KariLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 16, 2008Standard (RFA)1 year$3,000,000$3,000,000
Lehtonen, KariLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 15, 2009Standard (RFA)1 year$3,000,000$3,000,000
Cole, IanLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 28, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$2,900,000$2,900,000
Hävelid, NiclasLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJun. 7, 2006Standard (RFA)3 years$2,700,000$8,100,000
Armstrong, ColbyLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 16, 2009Standard (RFA)1 year$2,400,000$2,400,000
van Riemsdyk, TrevorLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 5, 2018Standard (RFA)2 years$2,300,000$4,600,000
Williams, JasonLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 13, 2008Standard (UFA)1 year$2,200,000$2,200,000
Foegele, WarrenLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesNov. 1, 2020Standard (RFA)1 year$2,150,000$2,150,000
McGinn, BrockLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 20, 2019Standard (RFA)2 years$2,100,000$4,200,000
Martinook, JordanLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJan. 29, 2019Standard (RFA)2 years$2,000,000$4,000,000
Fast, JesperLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 10, 2020Standard (UFA)3 years$2,000,000$6,000,000
Raanta, AnttiLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 28, 2021Standard (UFA)2 years$2,000,000$4,000,000
Lehtonen, KariLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersSep. 7, 2006Standard (RFA)2 years$1,850,000$3,700,000
Martinook, JordanLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 28, 2021Standard (UFA)3 years$1,800,000$5,400,000
Mrázek, PetrLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 1, 2018Standard (UFA)1 year$1,500,000$1,500,000
Stepan, DerekLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 31, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$1,350,000$1,350,000
Peverley, RichLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersOct. 20, 2009Standard (UFA)2 years$1,325,000$2,650,000
Fleury, HaydnLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 27, 2020Standard (RFA)2 years$1,300,000$2,600,000
Reasoner, MartyLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJun. 8, 2009Standard (UFA)2 years$1,150,000$2,300,000
Hedberg, JohanLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJun. 16, 200835+ (UFA)2 years$1,087,500$2,175,000
Reasoner, MartyLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 17, 2008Standard (UFA)1 year$1,000,000$1,000,000
Hedberg, JohanLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 1, 2006Standard (UFA)2 years$1,000,000$2,000,000
Deangelo, AnthonyLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 28, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$1,000,000$1,000,000
Maenalanen, SakuLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMay 18, 2018Entry-Level (ELC)1 year$925,000$1,275,000
Svechnikov, AndreiLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 1, 2018Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$925,000$10,725,000
Priskie, ChaseLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesAug. 17, 2019Entry-Level (ELC)2 years$925,000$3,550,000
Drury, JackLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 7, 2021Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$925,000$2,775,000
Lafontaine, JackLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJan. 9, 2022Entry-Level (ELC)1 year$910,909$927,591
Kane, EvanderLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 20, 2009Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$900,000$9,300,000
Luostarinen, EetuLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMay 30, 2019Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$897,500$2,775,000
Jarvis, SethLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesDec. 28, 2020Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$894,167$4,275,000
Dupuis, PascalLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 1, 2007Standard (UFA)1 year$880,000$880,000
Bogosian, ZachLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersSep. 4, 2008Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$875,000$10,125,000
Forsling, GustavLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 15, 2019Standard (RFA)1 year$874,125$874,125
Mäkiniemi, EetuLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesApr. 30, 2021Entry-Level (ELC)2 years$867,500$1,850,000
Suzuki, RyanLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesSep. 18, 2019Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$863,333$2,775,000
Gunler, NoelLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMar. 30, 2022Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$862,500$2,625,000
Cotton, DavidLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMar. 24, 2020Entry-Level (ELC)2 years$858,750$2,700,000
Valabik, BorisLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersMar. 30, 2006Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$858,333$2,575,000
Little, BryanLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersApr. 20, 2007Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$850,000$2,700,000
Pavelec, OndrejLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersMay 31, 2007Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$850,000$4,300,000
Fleury, HaydnLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 16, 2019Standard (RFA)1 year$850,000$850,000
Pritchard, JacobLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesApr. 17, 2019Entry-Level (ELC)1 year$842,500$925,000
Kochetkov, PyotrLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesApr. 30, 2021Entry-Level (ELC)2 years$842,500$1,850,000
Slater, JimLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 8, 2009Standard (RFA)1 year$840,000$840,000
Rees, JamiesonLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesDec. 30, 2020Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$839,167$2,825,000
Heimosalmi, AleksiLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesAug. 15, 2021Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$828,333$2,800,000
Koivunen, VilleLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesAug. 15, 2021Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$828,333$2,800,000
Pashin, AlexanderLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMay 2, 2022Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$826,667$2,480,000
Tieksola, TuukkaLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMay 14, 2021Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$823,333$2,530,000
Esposito, AngeloLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 18, 2008Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$821,667$2,400,000
Seeley, RonanLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesSep. 24, 2021Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$810,000$2,577,500
Mattheos, StelioLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMar. 21, 2019Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$809,166$2,775,000
Sellgren, JesperLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMay 28, 2019Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$803,333$2,625,000
Smith, BrendanLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 29, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$800,000$800,000
Ponomarev, VasiliLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 13, 2020Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$795,000$2,660,000
Murray, BlakeLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMay 24, 2021Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$791,667$2,375,000
Slater, JimLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 25, 2007Standard (RFA)2 years$775,000$1,550,000
Forsberg, AntonLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesAug. 6, 2019Standard (RFA)1 year$775,000$775,000
Geekie, MorganLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMay 9, 2018Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$763,333$2,400,000
Valabik, BorisLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 21, 2009Standard (RFA)2 years$762,500$1,525,000
Chatfield, JalenLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJan. 21, 2022Standard (RFA)2 years$762,500$1,525,000
Helvig, JeremyLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMar. 27, 2018Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$761,667$2,355,000
Enström, TobyLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersMay 31, 2007Entry-Level (ELC)2 years$750,000$1,800,000
Di Giuseppe, PhillipLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJun. 26, 2018Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Warm, BeckLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMar. 5, 2021Entry-Level (ELC)2 years$750,000$1,500,000
Fitzgerald, CavanLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMay 11, 2021Standard (UFA)2 years$750,000$1,500,000
Gelinas, EricLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJun. 13, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Geekie, MorganLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 16, 2021Standard (RFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Smallman, SpencerLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 23, 2021Standard (RFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Leivo, JoshLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 28, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Smith, C.J.Logo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 28, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Chatfield, JalenLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 29, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Miletic, SamLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 30, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Letunov, MaximLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 30, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Lyon, AlexLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 30, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Noesen, StefanLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesAug. 1, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Jacobs, JoshLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesAug. 4, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Poturalski, AndrewLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesAug. 11, 2021Standard (UFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Lajoie, MaximeLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesAug. 12, 2021Standard (RFA)1 year$750,000$750,000
Coburn, BraydonLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 29, 2004Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$746,100$2,238,300
Nedeljkovic, AlexLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJun. 28, 2019Standard (RFA)2 years$737,500$1,475,000
Smallman, SpencerLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 13, 2020Standard (RFA)1 year$735,000$735,000
Fora, MichaelLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJun. 15, 2018Entry-Level (ELC)2 years$725,000$1,450,000
Gibbons, BrianLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 4, 2019Standard (UFA)1 year$725,000$725,000
Cotton, JasonLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMar. 24, 2020Standard (UFA)1 year$725,000$725,000
Lorentz, StevenLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 15, 2020Standard (RFA)2 years$725,000$1,450,000
McKegg, GregLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 11, 2018Standard (RFA)1 year$715,000$715,000
Chelios, ChrisLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersMar. 2, 201035+ (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Carrick, TrevorLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesMay 29, 2018Standard (RFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Poturalski, AndrewLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJun. 8, 2018Standard (RFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Lintuniemi, AlexLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 1, 2019Standard (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Bishop, ClarkLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 15, 2019Standard (RFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
McCormick, MaxLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 25, 2019Standard (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
McKeown, RolandLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesSep. 4, 2019Standard (RFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Claesson, FredrikLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesSep. 17, 2019Standard (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Williams, JustinLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJan. 9, 202035+ (UFA)1 year$700,000$2,000,000
Ryan, JoakimLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 12, 2020Standard (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Bishop, ClarkLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 13, 2020Standard (RFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Bracco, JeremyLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 16, 2020Standard (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Rempal, SheldonLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 16, 2020Standard (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Gust, DavidLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 16, 2020Standard (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Shore, DrewLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 21, 2020Standard (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Bibeau, AntoineLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 22, 2020Standard (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Forsling, GustavLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 23, 2020Standard (RFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
McCormick, MaxLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesOct. 28, 2020Standard (UFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
McKeown, RolandLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesDec. 18, 2020Standard (RFA)1 year$700,000$700,000
Zykov, ValentinLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJun. 29, 2018Standard (RFA)2 years$675,000$1,350,000
Wallmark, LucasLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 12, 2018Standard (RFA)2 years$675,000$1,350,000
Postma, PaulLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersApr. 10, 2009Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$670,833$2,625,000
Denny, ChadLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersMay 31, 2007Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$668,333$2,005,000
Holzapfel, RileyLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 6, 2007Entry-Level (ELC)3 years$668,333$2,005,000
Thorburn, ChrisLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 2, 2009Standard (UFA)2 years$660,000$1,320,000
Brown, PatrickLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJun. 6, 2018Standard (UFA)1 year$650,000$650,000
Renouf, DanielLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesJul. 2, 2018Standard (UFA)1 year$650,000$650,000
Cajkovsky, MichalLogo of the Carolina HurricanesCarolina HurricanesSep. 27, 2018Standard (UFA)1 year$650,000$650,000
Boulton, EricLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 8, 2008Standard (UFA)2 years$600,000$120,000
Gratton, JoshLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 30, 2009Standard (UFA)1 year$600,000$600,000
Lewis, GrantLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 6, 2007Entry-Level (ELC)2 years$587,500$1,175,000
Lewis, GrantLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 17, 2009Standard (RFA)2 years$587,500$1,175,000
Crabb, JoeyLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 7, 2009Standard (UFA)1 year$585,000$585,000
Oystrick, NathanLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 15, 2008Entry-Level (RFA)1 year$577,500$577,500
Stewart, AnthonyLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 13, 2009Standard (UFA)1 year$575,000$575,000
Thorburn, ChrisLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 19, 2007Standard (UFA)2 years$560,000$1,120,000
Crabb, JoeyLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 15, 2008Standard (RFA)1 year$550,000$550,000
Kozek, AndrewLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJun. 9, 2009Entry-Level (ELC)2 years$531,250$1,062,500
Boulton, EricLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 11, 2007Standard (UFA)1 year$525,000$525,000
Boulton, EricLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersAug. 5, 2005Standard (UFA)1 year$500,000$500,000
Boulton, EricLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJun. 21, 2006Standard (UFA)1 year$500,000$500,000
MacIntyre, DrewLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 4, 2009Standard (UFA)2 years$500,000$1,000,000
Stuart, ColinLogo of the Atlanta ThrashersAtlanta ThrashersJul. 19, 2007Standard (RFA)3 years$483,333$1,450,000
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