There's no doubt that we had a great pool of candidates to pick from and John brings a wealth of experience to the tableThrashers name John Anderson to be coach Jun 20, 2008
We feel that Chris is not only a tremendous player, but also a terrific leaderChelios named captain of U.S. hockey team Feb 01, 2006
Ilya is an important part of our franchise and we share in our fans excitement that he is back with us for many seasons to comeKovalchuk gets new deal from Thrashers Oct 09, 2005
We feel that with Bob's leadership, professionalism and winning track record, he is the coach that will guide this team to success for many years to comeHartley gets extension from Thrashers Aug 31, 2005
We're greatly pleased that Peter and John have accepted the appointment to their respective positions and embraced the opportunity to guide this team in the world championshipLaviolette to coach U.S. hockey team Mar 29, 2005
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.