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Canes Hockey Operations Changes

Mar 15, 2011; Buffalo, NY, USA; Carolina Hurricanes left wing Cory Stillman (61) waits for a face off during a game against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

In addition to the recent player contracts, the Carolina Hurricanes have extended and added some hockey operations deals. Here’s the skinny (pun intended):

  • Ron Francis has been promoted to Vice President of Hockey Operations.
  • Jason Karmanos is now Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager.
  • Rod Brind’Amour will serve as a full-time Assistant Coach in the upcoming season.
  • Assistant Coach Dave Lewis and received a contract extension.
  • Director of Defensemen Development, Glen Wesley, also received a contract extension.
  • Former Hurricane, Cory Stillman, has joined the organization to take over the position of Director of Forwards Development formally held by Rod the Bod.
  • Greg Stefan rejoins the Hurricanes as Goalie Coach.
  • Tom Barrasso, who served as an assistant coach for the Hurricanes last season, will remain with the team as a pro scout.
  • Dave Hunter, who has worked as a part-time amateur scout for Carolina for the past four years, also joins the team as a pro scout.

You may read the official Canes’ press release here. I asked the Twitter world how they felt about the news and here were some responses:

All and all, I would say positive news…nothing to get Caniacs underoos in a bunch. The guys we want are here are still here and I like the addition of Cory Stillman and Greg Stefan. I must also say Mr. Davis is one epic tailgator…definitely deserving of the pre-game CEO title.

Topics: Carolina Hurricanes, Cory Stillman, Dave Lewis, Greg Stefan, Jason Karmanos, Jim Rutherford, Rod Brind'Amour, Ron Francis, Tom Barrasso

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  • NCCaniac42

    Glad to see Cory Stillman back in the fold.  Always liked him @CardiacCaneFS