Rod Brind’Amour, who captained the Hurricanes’ only Stanley Cup championship team in 2006, has been named the team’s coach.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Former team captain Rod Brind’Amour has been promoted to head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Tuesday.
The Hurricanes also announced that team president Don Waddell will take over as the full-time general manager after serving as the acting GM.
Brind’Amour captained the Hurricanes’ only Stanley Cup championship team in 2006. He will replace Bill Peters, who opted out of his contract last month after his fourth year and subsequently was hired by the Calgary Flames.
“Rod is the greatest leader in the history of this franchise, and has earned the opportunity to take charge of our locker room,” Waddell said in a statement. “We spoke to a number of candidates for this position, but our conversations with staff and players consistently returned to the same person.
“Rod’s fresh ideas, ability to motivate and understanding of what it takes to bring a championship to Raleigh will help our young team take the next step toward competing to bring the Cup back to North Carolina.”
The Hurricanes were 36-35-11 in 2017-18, their ninth straight season without reaching the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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