Sheldon Ferguson is in his 17th season in the organization’s amateur scouting department, rejoining the team in 2010 as an amateur scout. Ferguson previously served as the Hurricanes’ director of amateur scouting from 1995-2007, earning a Stanley Cup Championship in 2006. During Ferguson’s tenure as director of amateur scouting, the team selected several players who went on to become the core of the current team, including goaltender Cam Ward and centers Eric Staal and Brandon Sutter.
Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Ferguson serves as director of scouting for the Canadian National Junior Team for four seasons, guiding Canada to three consecutive gold medals from 1993-1995. A graduate of Northeastern University, Ferguson spent two seasons as an assistant coach in the Western Hockey League (WHL), before beginning his scouting career in 1979 for the Quebec Nordiques. After six years with the Nordiques, Ferguson helped to form the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL in 1985, and served as the team’s general manager and coach for three seasons. In 1989, he accepted a position as the director of scouting for the Ontario Hockey League, where he worked for two years prior to moving onto the Canadian National Junior Team.
Ferguson resides in Kitchener, Ont., with his wife Dorie. They have two children: Troy and Kelly.