June 17, 2024

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour agrees to contract extension

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the team on Sunday.

Terms of the deal were not announced by the Hurricanes, however The Athletic announced it was a five-year contract extension. The coach’s contract was due to expire on July 1.

“Rod has been instrumental to the success we’ve had over the last six seasons,” Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said. “Ever since he joined the organization 24 years ago, Rod has embodied what it means to be a Hurricane. We hope to keep him a Hurricane for life.”

Assistant coaches Jeff Daniels and Tim Gleason, video coach Chris Huffine and goaltending coach Paul Schonfelder also agreed to multi-year contract extensions, the team announced.

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Brind’Amour, 53, has guided the Hurricanes to the playoffs in each of the five seasons he has been at the helm, posting a 278-130-44 regular-season record in the process. He won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s coach of the year in 2021.

The Hurricanes finished second in the Metropolitan Division this season with a 52-23-7 record and 111 points, three points shy of the New York Rangers. The Rangers eliminated the Hurricanes in six games during their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

As a player, Brind’Amour collected 1,184 points (452 goals, 732 assists) in 1,484 career NHL games with the St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers and Hurricanes.

Brind’Amour served as the captain of the Hurricanes during the franchise’s lone Stanley Cup championship in 2006 and won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top two-way forward in 2006 and 2007

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