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Eric Staal undergoes surgery for core muscle injury

Eric Staal undergoes surgery for core muscle injury

Canes captain expected to make full recovery by start of season RALEIGH, NC July 29, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-season training. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. TICKETS: Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) “Eric notified us of the injury late last week, and flew to Raleigh and then Philadelphia to be evaluated,” said Francis. “By having this procedure now, Dr. Meyers believes Eric will be able to return to action for training camp and be at full health for the start of the regular season.”   Staal, 29, is […]

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Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Brett Bellemore

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Brett Bellemore

Defenseman played 64 games with Carolina in 2013-14 RALEIGH, NC July 25, 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 defenseman Brett Bellemore on a one-year, two way contract. The deal will pay Bellemore $600,000 on the NHL level, or $175,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, in 2014-15. Tickets: Carolina Hurricanes Bellemore, 26, notched two goals and earned six assists (8 points) in 64 games with the Hurricanes in 2013-14, his first full NHL season. The Windsor, Ont., native ranked second on the team and second among NHL rookie defensemen with 169 hits, and his 45 penalty minutes ranked […]

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Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Rasmus Rissanen

Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with Rasmus Rissanen

Defenseman completed third full professional season in 2013-14 RALEIGH, NC July 23, 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 defenseman Rasmus Rissanen on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Rissanen $575,000 at the NHL level, or $90,000 at the American Hockey League level for the 2014-15 season. Carolina Hurricanes Tickets Rissanen, 23, completed his third full season with the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate Charlotte Checkers in 2013-14, scoring three goals and earning seven assists (10 points) in 62 games. The Kuopio, Finland, native’s 10 points last season marked a career high, and his 91 penalty minutes ranked third among […]

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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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