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Hurricanes promote Eric Tulsky to GM

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The Carolina Hurricanes named Eric Tulsky as the club's general manager on Tuesday.

The Hurricanes had given Tulsky the interim GM title earlier this offseason after Don Waddell resigned. Waddell ran the Hurricanes for six seasons.

"Eric is ready for this opportunity," said owner Tom Dundon. "He has a proven history of managing people and overseeing operations both outside of hockey and over the last decade with the Hurricanes. His dedication, work ethic, and attention to detail make him the ideal candidate to become our next general manager. Everything we do here is collaborative, and Eric will work closely with Darren Yorke, Rod Brind'Amour, and our leadership team to continue building a championship-caliber hockey club."

Carolina hired Tulsky as a consultant in 2014 after he made a name for himself as a prominent analytics blogger. He worked his way up the organizational ladder across several roles before being named assistant GM in 2020.

Tulsky's already taken care of some business this offseason, inking defenseman Jalen Chatfield to a three-year contract. The Hurricanes are also reportedly working on a long-term extension for blue-liner Jaccob Slavin.

Carolina has approximately $23 million in cap space to work with this offseason, according to Cap Friendly. Forwards Seth Jarvis and Martin Necas, who's been the subject of trade rumors recently, are restricted free agents up for new deals. Jake Guentzel, Jordan Martinook, and Teuvo Teravainen are among the notable unrestricted free agents who could walk when the market opens on July 1.

The Hurricanes posted their third consecutive 100-plus-point season in 2023-24 but fell short in the playoffs, losing in the second round to the New York Rangers.

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