Drumheller, AB: The Drumheller Dragons are proud to announce the hiring of Matt Tassone as the club’s Director of Player Personnel. Tassone will play a role in player recruitment, player development, and will periodically join the coaching staff on the bench as an assistant coach. We are excited to welcome Matt to our team!
Prior to his hiring with the Dragons, Matt had spent the past six seasons working as a coach for the Northern Alberta Xtreme U18 program, where he helped them win two Canadian Sport School Hockey League U18 Prep championships. Matt is also involved with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL, helping as a skills coach and working in player development. Tassone also had a successful playing career, as he played in the WHL, ECHL and AHL, amassing over 196 games played in professional hockey. He was also a 6th round selection of the Dallas Stars in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Fort Saskatchewan native spent 5 seasons with the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL, putting up 119 points in 187 games played and was also an assistant captain in his last season. His most notable season in professional hockey was during the 2014-15 season with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL, where he captained the team and had 28 points in 29 games played.
We are excited to welcome Matt to the Dragons family!