Thrashers sign 48-year-old Chelios

ATLANTA, March 2 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Thrashers have signed 48-year-old unrestricted free agent defenseman Chris Chelios, team officials said Tuesday.

Thrashers name John Anderson to be coach

ATLANTA, June 20 (UPI) -- The NHL's Atlanta Thrashers named John Anderson their head coach Friday in place of the fired Bob Hartley.

Knee injury sidelines Kovalchuk

ATLANTA, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Atlanta Thrashers forward Ilya Kolvalchuk is expected to miss at least two games because of a right knee injury.

NHL: Atlanta 4, Florida 1

SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored for the eighth time in four games Friday night in helping the Atlanta Thrashers win their third straight contest, 4-1 over Florida.

NHL: Atlanta 5, N.Y. Rangers 3

ATLANTA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Todd White scored two power-play goals Thursday night, as the Atlanta Thrashers beat the New York Rangers, 5-3.

Thrashers fire Coach Bob Hartley

ATLANTA, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Thrashers, who have started the NHL season with six losses in six games, Wednesday fired Coach Bob Hartley.

Chelios named captain of U.S. hockey team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios Wednesday was named captain of the United States hockey team for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games at Turin.

Kovalchuk gets new deal from Thrashers

ATLANTA, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Thrashers have reached terms on a multi-year contract with forward Ilya Kovalchuk.

Hartley gets extension from Thrashers

ATLANTA, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Thrashers Wednesday signed head coach Bob Hartley to a contract extension through the 2006-07 season.

Laviolette to coach U.S. hockey team

COLORADO SPRINGS, March 29 (UPI) -- Carolina Coach Peter Laviolette will again coach Team USA in the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championships, it was announced Tuesday.

Thrashers GM receives new contract

ATLANTA, April 29 (UPI) -- Don Waddell, the only general manager the Atlanta Thrashers have ever had, received a multi-year contract extension Thursday.

Brad Larsen goes to Atlanta Thrashers

ATLANTA, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Thrashers Wednesday claimed Colorado Avalanche left wing Brad Larsen off waivers.

Atlanta to host NHL All-Stars in 2005

ATLANTA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League announced Thursday the 2005 All-Star Game will be played in Atlanta Feb. 13.

Skating practice for Heatley

ATLANTA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Dany Heatley is on the verge of playing again for the Atlanta Thrashers.

Thrashers, McEachern agree to extension

ATLANTA, March 11 (UPI) -- Atlanta Thrashers Captain Shawn McEachern, who is out indefinitely after undergoing back surgery last month, Tuesday agreed to terms on a multi-year contract ex
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Don Waddell
NHL All-Star Eastern Conference Assistant Coach Don Waddell (Atlanta Thrashers) speaks with the media at Philips Arena in Atlanta on January 25, 2008. The National Hockey League's 56th All-Star Game will be held on January 28. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Donald Waddell (born August 19, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan) is the current President of the Atlanta Thrashers and a former ice hockey defenseman.

Waddell was selected 111th overall, in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft. He was selected as the 3rd choice of the Los Angeles Kings on June 15, 1978. He played in the NHL for only one game with the Kings during the 1980–81 season.

His playing career consisted mostly of minor and college hockey. He played 4 seasons at Northern Michigan University. He was one of the final cuts for the 1980 U.S. men's hockey team after he broke his leg in a pre-tournament game. He won the International Hockey League's Governor's Trophy in 1982 for best defenseman during the regular season.

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