Las Vegas’ NHL team announced the hiring of the franchise’s hockey operations analyst, and it’s a familiar name for many in the hockey world.
Tom Poraszka, founder of General Fanager, has joined the expansion team, the club announced Monday night.
The salary cap website has been a helpful resource for crunching NHL numbers and tracking contracts for all 30 hockey teams since its inception in May 2015.
The website was especially popular during free agency and draft time, as it included an overview of each team’s selections.
Poraszka posted a statement to the website to announce that it is shutting down. From generalfanager.com:
It is with sadness that we close the doors to this incredibly fun passion project. We launched General Fanager in May of 2015. Along the way, we have come to serve and get to know an incredible base of users that we will greatly miss.
For anyone that ever helped with the site, from those that pitched in on busy days, to those that reported site errors, or helped track down details, or those that promoted our work, or just simply those that routinely typed generalfanager.com into their address bar: Thank you.
The Las Vegas NHL franchise will begin play in the 2017-2018 season.