Waddell signs multiyear deal to remain Hurricanes president, GM - Metro US

Waddell signs multiyear deal to remain Hurricanes president, GM

Team president and general manager Don Waddell agreed to a multiyear contract extension to remain with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Monday.

Contract terms were not announced.

“Don’s leadership and experience are invaluable to our organization and I’m happy we were able reach an extension,” Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon said in a team release. “Don and I have a great relationship and he is someone I trust. I’m excited to continue to build a championship team with Don.”

While seeking a new deal during the offseason after his contract expired on June 30, Waddell considered other options before deciding to stay with the Hurricanes. He interviewed with the Minnesota Wild for the vacated GM position after they fired Paul Fenton in July.

“I’m thrilled to sign an extension with the Hurricanes and I look forward to continuing the success we experienced last season,” Waddell said in a release. “We have a first-class organization, a great fan base and a team we feel is built to contend for the Stanley Cup. My family and I are excited to stay in Raleigh for years to come.”

Waddell, a finalist for the 2018-19 General Manager of the Year Award, has been in his current roles with the Hurricanes since May 2018 after being named interim general manager in March 2018.

Carolina advanced to the Eastern Conference finals that season.

–Field Level Media

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