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Wed June 8, 2011
Hurricanes Add New Coaches
The Carolina Hurricanes are welcoming two new coaches to their staff. Former team captain Rod Brind’Amour and NHL head coach Dave Lewis will be assistant coaches for the team. Brind’Amour was appointed the team’s director of development last year after 20 years as an NHL player. Head Coach Paul Maurice says that year of experience will make Brind’Amour well suited for the job.
Paul Maurice: "Roddy has another area that is kind of new in that he’s only recently finished playing and he also knows the players very very well and having stepped away for a year has had the opportunity to watch our team from a completely different angle. So its not like stepping from the player’s bench into the coaches bench."
Lewis was the head coach for the Detroit Red Wings and the Boston Bruins. He has 14 years of N-H-L experience. Lewis and Brind’Amour will replace Ron Francis and Tom Rowe, who are taking other jobs with the team.