Tom Poraszka made a name for himself in the hockey community back in May of 2015, when he first launched the independent salary cap aggregation site General Fanager to serve as a replacement for the much-loved CapGeek.
Now, though, that site has been shut down as well – because Poraszka has been hired by an NHL club.
It was announced on Monday afternoon, via official press release, that Poraszka has been brought on board by the recently-created Las Vegas NHL expansion club to work in the team’s hockey operations department as an analyst. Per the official release:
“Poraszka was the founder of General Fanager, where he designed and developed a web application that served as an independent compiler of the latest news and contract information for players in the National Hockey League. The site allowed fans the ability to review current and historical contracts for all 30 NHL teams and all of their active players, and provided consolidated information on free agents and a summary of each team’s draft picks. Poraszka also developed advanced tools for salary cap analysis and team management, including the ability to customize rosters to determine their cap compliance.
Prior to creating General Fanager, Poraszka worked as a senior associate with SapientNitro and as a studio manager and technical lead for Manifest Communications.”
The Las Vegas club is expected to skate out for the first time at the start of the 2017-18 NHL season, following an expansion draft to build out the team’s roster. For now, though, the expansion club has begun to heavily bolster their staff in anticipation for the prep work needed to ice a competitive roster as soon as possible.