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Rod Brind’Amour staying with Hurricanes after playoff shortcoming

The Hurricanes intend to keep Rod Brind’Amour for the foreseeable future.

The Canes bench manager signed a contract extension on Sunday, even after Carolina was eliminated from the postseason by the Rangers on Thursday night.

The Hurricanes announced the deal as a multi-year deal. The Athletic reported It was for 5 years.

“Rod has been instrumental to our success over the past six seasons,” Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in a statement. “Since joining our organization 24 years ago, Rod has epitomized what it means to be a Hurricane. We want him to remain a Hurricane for the rest of his life.”


Rod Brind’Amour will be returning to the Hurricanes for the next five seasons following the team’s loss to the Rangers on Thursday night. James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Brind’Amour was in the final year of his contract, which was set to expire on July 1.

Brind’Amour has helped turn the Hurricanes into a perennial playoff contender since taking over in 2018, completely turning around a franchise that had missed the postseason nine years before he took over.

The former NHLer was a mainstay in Carolina as a player, spending parts of his 10 seasons there and helping the Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup in 2006.

There were some questions about whether he would return next season, but the players did not express any concerns that their coach would not return.

“He’s been one of the central figures in turning this organization around from where it was when I first got here,” defenseman Jacob Slavin said. told the Associated Press. “So everyone would want him to stay as well. I know he wants to be here. I’m confident we can get it done.”


    Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes watches during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on April 14, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.
Rod Brind’Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes watches during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on April 14, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. Getty Images

Since taking over, Brind’Amour has led the Canes to a 278-130-44 regular season record and led the team to the playoffs in each of his six seasons as head coach.

And they have won at least one playoff round in five of his six seasons.

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