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Carolina Hurricanes hire David Marcoux as Goaltending Coach

Carolina Hurricanes hire David Marcoux as Goaltending Coach

Coached Vezina Trophy winner Kiprusoff in Calgary RALEIGH, NC July 15, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired David Marcoux (mahr-COO) as its new goaltending coach. “David has 25 years of experience as a goalie coach, and his results speak for themselves,” said Francis. “This completes what we feel is a very strong and experienced coaching staff.”   Marcoux spent six years as the goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames between 2003 and 2009, helping Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff become a Vezina Trophy and Williams Jennings Trophy winner, as well as a Hart Trophy finalist in 2005-06. The Flames originally acquired Kiprusoff in […]

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Carolina Hurricanes announce Development Camp Roster, Schedule

Carolina Hurricanes announce Development Camp Roster, Schedule

Entire 2014 draft class will attend camp, July 21-26 at PNC Arena RALEIGH, NC July 15, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the roster and schedule for the team’s 2014 Prospects Development Camp, to be held from July 21-26 at PNC Arena. The camp’s evening on-ice sessions will be open to the media, and fans are welcome to attend the evening on-ice sessions from July 23-25. The week will be capped with a game and skills competition on Saturday, July 26, as part of the Hurricanes Summerfest celebration. For a complete schedule of Summerfest events that are open to the public, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com. All seven of […]

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Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Forward Chris Terry

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Forward Chris Terry

Left wing led Charlotte Checkers in assists in 2013-14 RALEIGH, NC June 24, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with left wing Chris Terry on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Terry $600,000 on the NHL level or $300,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2014-15. Terry, 25, played a career-high 10 NHL games in 2013-14, totaling two assists. The Brampton, Ont., native scored the game-winning goal in the shootout for the Hurricanes on Nov. 15 against the Minnesota Wild, and earned his first two NHL assists against Dallas on April 3. Terry spent the majority […]

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Ricky Olczyk Joins Carolina Hurricanes Management Team

Ricky Olczyk Joins Carolina Hurricanes Management Team

Will serve as assistant general manager alongside Tatum, Vellucci RALEIGH, NC June 20, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that Ricky Olczyk has joined the Hurricanes as assistant general manager. Olczyk joins Brian Tatum and Mike Vellucci, who were named assistant general managers in April. “Ricky brings a wealth of experience to the Hurricanes,” said Francis. “His legal expertise with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and other areas of hockey operations will be a great asset to our management team.” Olczyk, 44, comes to Carolina after six seasons as assistant general manager with the Edmonton Oilers. The Chicago, IL, native joined the Oilers’ hockey operations staff in 2007 […]

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Carolina Hurricanes Hire Bill Peters as Head Coach

Carolina Hurricanes Hire Bill Peters as Head Coach

Alberta native will be introduced during Friday news conference RALEIGH, NC June 19, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that Bill Peters has been named the team’s head coach. Peters will be the 13th man to serve as head coach for the franchise, and the fourth since the team’s arrival in North Carolina. Francis will introduce Peters during a news conference on Friday at noon in PNC Arena’s Varsity Club, which will stream live on CarolinaHurricanes.com. Peters, 48, has served as assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings for the past three seasons, working primarily with Detroit’s defensemen and penalty kill units. Prior to joining Detroit’s staff, […]

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Canes Reassign Ryan Murphy to Charlotte

Canes Reassign Ryan Murphy to Charlotte

Defenseman has 12 points in 46 NHL games this season By Terrell Williams RALEIGH, NC March 25, 2014 – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned defenseman Ryan Murphy to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Murphy, 20, has totaled 12 points (2g, 10a) in 46 NHL games with the Hurricanes during his first full professional season. The Aurora, Ont., native has also played 16 AHL games for Charlotte in 2013-14, earning 18 points (1g, 17a). Murphy is tied for first among Checkers defensemen in assists this season, and was on an 11-game assist streak at the time of his recall to Carolina on […]

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Gameday: Carolina Hurricanes Try for Season Sweep of Isles

Gameday: Carolina Hurricanes Try for Season Sweep of Isles

The Canes look to complete a season series sweep of the Islanders By Michael Smith RALEIGH, NC March 25, 2014 – The Carolina Hurricanes recent success against the New York Islanders is well-documented. Back from a three-game road trip in which the team captured four out of a possible six points with wins at Columbus and Winnipeg, the Canes will attempt to sweep the Islanders in the final game of their four-game season series tonight in Raleigh. Carolina has claimed victory in one-goal decisions in the two teams’ previous three meetings this season. A three-goal second period, bolstered by Jiri Tlusty’s two goals, propelled the Canes to a 4-3 win on Oct. 19 in New York. The two teams met […]

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Carolina Hurricanes Sign Justin Faulk to Six-Year Extension

Carolina Hurricanes Sign Justin Faulk to Six-Year Extension

22-year old defenseman is in his third NHL season By Ken Preston RALEIGH, NC March 24, 2014 – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension. The $29-million dollar deal will pay Faulk $2.5 million in 2014-15, $3.5 million in 2015-16, $5.5 million in 2016-17 and 2017-18, and $6 million in 2018-19 and 2019-20, for an average annual salary-cap figure of $4.833 million.“Justin has proven to be among the best young defensemen in the league as confirmed by his selection to the U.S. Olympic team,” said Rutherford. “He has been and will continue to be the anchor of the Hurricanes’ […]

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Ward makes 34 saves to lead Hurricanes past Jets

Ward makes 34 saves to lead Hurricanes past Jets

Patrick Williams – NHL.com Correspondent WINNIPEG, ONTARIO March 23, 2014 – The Carolina Hurricanes used goaltender Cam Ward‘s first-period work and three goals over 2:53 in the second period to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Saturday. Ward started after sitting the previous three games and stopped 34 shots. Injuries have caused Ward to miss 21 games this season, and the 30-year-old goalie has seen free-agent acquisition Anton Khudobin challenge him for the starting job, but he rallied in his first road win since a 4-3 victory against the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 27. CAROLINA HURRICANES TICKETS “[Ward] gave us a chance to win the hockey game,” Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said. “They gave it to us in the […]

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Carolina Hurricanes Edged by Oilers, 2-1

Carolina Hurricanes Edged by Oilers, 2-1

Michael Smith Tracking the Storm: Analysis – The Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t find the finishing effort they needed on Sunday, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Edmonton Oilers. Goals from Matt Hendricks and Jordan Staal preserved a 1-1 tie from the end of the first period until just about midway through the third period, when Justin Schultz found the back of the net on the power play to propel the Oilers to victory. “It’s definitely not the outcome we wanted,” defenseman Justin Faulk said. “It’s tough right now when you’re fighting like that and you lose 2-1 on a third period goal you give up like that.” – This seems somewhat repetitive, but in a tight game such as this one, […]

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