ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Brian Tatum, 44, is in his 21st year with the Carolina Hurricanes and
his fi fth as assistant general manager. As assistant general manager, the
Raleigh native’s responsibilities include assisting with hockey operations
initiatives, budget management, staff contract negotiations, pre and
regular season scheduling, as well as serving as the club’s liaison for all
player transactions with NHL Central Registry and matters related to the
Collective Bargaining Agreement. He also serves as the internal liaison
for the hockey department and business operations and oversees the
medical, equipment and communications departments.
Prior to his promotion to assistant general manager on April 28, 2014,
Tatum served as vice president of team operations for two seasons,
and as senior director of team operations for fi ve years. Tatum was
the Hurricanes’ team services manager from 2000-06, responsible for
the coordination of all of the team’s
travel, including accommodations,
transportation, catering and all playerrelated
Tatum fi rst joined the organization in
1997 as an intern in public relations and
was hired in the ticket sales department
after earning a master’s degree in
sport management from North Carolina State University. He earned his
undergraduate degree from UNC-Wilmington, where he was an infi elder
on the Seahawks’ baseball team.
Tatum was raised in Raleigh and graduated from Broughton High
School. He and his wife, Liz, have a daughter, Lark.
TONY MA C D O N A L D
DIRECTOR OF AMATEUR SCOUTING
Tony MacDonald is in his 12th season as the Hurricanes’ director of
amateur scouting and his 25th season as a scout with the organization.
MacDonald has been a part of the Hurricanes scouting staff that has
selected many of the players that form the core of the current team.
Players added to the organization during MacDonald’s fi rst 11 drafts as
director of amateur scouting from 2008 through 2018 include Justin Faulk,
Victor Rask, Jaccob Slavin, Brett Pesce, Haydn Fleury, Sebastian Aho,
Jake Bean, Julien Gauthier, Martin Necas and Andrei Svechnikov.
MacDonald began his hockey career as a coach and general manager
for the Rockland Remparts and Brockville Braves of the CJHL. He spent
time as a coach in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Windsor
Spitfi res and Guelph Storm before beginning his scouting career with the
Cornwall Royals and Kitchener Rangers. In 1982, MacDonald accepted a
position as director of scouting for Windsor. He then spent two seasons as
the fi rst general manager for the OHL’s Detroit expansion team, beginning
in 1990. Over the course of his OHL
career, MacDonald’s teams appeared
in the Memorial Cup fi ve times, earning
championships in 1980 (Cornwall) and
MacDonald fi rst joined the NHL in
1988, accepting a scouting position
with the Los Angeles Kings. After two
seasons with the Kings, he returned to the OHL as an advisor with
the Guelph Storm. He also worked with the NHL’s four-team scouting
combine, which included Dallas, Winnipeg, Hartford and Philadelphia,
before joining Hartford full-time. MacDonald was inducted into the
Brockville Braves Hall of Fame in 1986, the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame
in 2007 and the Brockville Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL
Darren Yorke is in his 10th season with the Hurricanes, and his fi rst
as director of player personnel. As director of player personnel, Yorke is
involved in all player personnel decisions, oversees amateur scouting, is
responsible for the team’s draft, and reports directly to the general manager.
Yorke fi rst joined the organization in 2009 as video scout, using television
broadcasts of professional and amateur games to assist management in
personnel decisions and fi ling reports on players similar to the team’s fi eld
scouts. Prior to be named director or player personnel, Yorke served as
manager of scouting.
A native of Milton, Ont., Yorke graduated
with honors from Brock University in 2008
with a degree in sports management.
Prior to joining the Hurricanes, he interned
and worked for the Buffalo Sabres for
two seasons. Yorke also spent one year
with Canadian sports network TSN.
Darren is single and lives in Raleigh.