Year Inducted: 2007
Tony was born in 1947 and like most Glengarry boys he played hockey on the ponds and rivers, in this case, around Green Valley. He began organized minor hockey in Green Valley and then went on to play in various leagues and levels.
Later Tony began coaching hockey. He became a Level 4 coach and NCCP program instructor for National Coaches Certification Program. He directed and acted as head on-ice instructor at many hockey schools throughout Canada and the U.S. He served as instructor and skill development co-ordinator of the Alexandria Minor Hockey program initiated by Gilles Joanette (Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame Inductee). He founded 3S Junior/College camp with Jacques Martin and Bob Mills.
Tony began his management career as coach/general manager of Brockville Braves in 1974, later serving the franchise as director of hockey operations, and began his scouting career with Cornwall Royals before moving on to Kitchener Rangers and eventually joining Windsor/Compuware Spitfires as Director of Scouting and later Director of Player Personnel.
His NHL scouting career started with the Los Angeles Kings and he worked for one year with the NHL four team Scouting Combine (CIPRO). He then rejoined the Compuware organization and the Hartford Whalers in 1994, as senior scout, continuing with them after the Whalers moved to Raleigh North Carolina in 1997 where they were renamed the Carolina Hurricanes.
One of his proudest moments came when he saw his name inscribed on the Stanley Cup for the first time in 2006.