Director of Amateur Scouting
Tony MacDonald is in his ninth season as the Hurricanes’ director of amateur scouting and his 20th season as a scout with the organization. MacDonald oversees the Hurricanes’ amateur scouting department and is responsible for the team’s annual draft. The Hurricanes’ 2006 Stanley Cup Championship was the first of MacDonald’s career.
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. He helped Carolina select players including Eric Staal and Cam Ward, and was director of the amateur scouting department for the 2011 NHL Draft when the team chose Jeff Skinner, who won the Calder Trophy the following spring. Other players added to the organization during MacDonald’s first six drafts as director of amateur scouting from 2008 through 2013 include Justin Faulk, Ryan Murphy, Elias Lindholm, Zac Dalpe and Zach Boychuk.
MacDonald first joined the NHL in 1988, when he accepted 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.
MacDonald began his hockey career as a coach and general manager for the Prescott Barons, Rockland Ramparts and Brockville Braves. He moved on to become Director of Scouting for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 1982.