Carolina signs GM Don Waddell to 3-year extension

The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have signed team president and general manager Don Waddell to a three-year contract extension.

Owner Tom Dundon announced the signing Monday. Terms were not disclosed.

The 60-year-old Waddell had been mentioned as a candidate for the Minnesota Wild's GM vacancy. He has been with the organization since 2014, and the Hurricanes made their first playoff appearance in a decade during his first season as the team's full-time GM.

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Dundon says Waddell's ''leadership and experience are invaluable to our organization.''

He was the Atlanta Thrashers' GM from 1998-2010.

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