Former Carolina Hurricanes GM Ron Francis is now in Seattle
In honor of Seattle joining the league, here are the best and worst moves of former Carolina Hurricanes’ general manager and current Kraken GM Ron Francis.
First off, welcome to the NHL’s newest franchise the Seattle Kraken. After years with the Carolina Hurricanes front office, Ron Francis looks to lead the NHL’s 32nd franchise from an expansion team to Stanley Cup contender.
A veteran of over 16 seasons and 1,000 games with the Hurricanes/Whalers franchise Francis was named Carolina’s general manager on April 28th, 2014. Taking over for Jim Rutherford, he was just the second guy to hold the title since relocation.
After failing to qualify for the postseason in all four seasons on the job, he was terminated April 30th, 2018. Hired as Seattle’s first-ever GM July 18th, 2019, he has been on the job for a little over a year now.
In honor of his anniversary and Seattle revealing their name and logo, let’s take a look at his tenure in Raleigh with emphasis on some of his best and worst decisions as to the guy in charge.