Hurricanes give Brind'Amour new role

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, Last Updated: 12:26 PM ET

Raleigh, N.C. - Recently retired Carolina Hurricanes center Rod Brind’Amour was named the director of forwards development for the organization on Sunday.

“It is important for our team to have its most-accomplished players like Rod stay with the organization,” said Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford. “Rod is already displaying the same work ethic and dedication in his new role as he did with us as a player.”

The 40-year-old Brind’Amour officially called it quits on June 30 after a 20- year NHL career. At the time of his retirement, he had one year left on the five-year contract he signed in 2006 after captaining Carolina to the franchise’s only Stanley Cup title.

Brind’Amour was dealt to Carolina from Philadelphia on January 23, 2000 in a trade that sent forward Keith Primeau to the Flyers. He registered 174 goals and 299 assists in 694 games with the Hurricanes.

Originally drafted ninth overall by St. Louis in the 1988 draft, Brind’Amour registered 452 goals and 732 assists in 1,484 career games. He added 51 goals and 111 points in 159 playoff contests.

Once one of the most talented two-way players, Brind’Amour captured back-to- back Frank J. Selke Trophies as the NHL’s top defensive forward in 2005-06 and 2006-07.

Though best known as a Hurricane, Brind’Amour’s single-season personal bests in goals, assists, points, plus-minus and penalty minutes all came during his tenure with Philadelphia (1991-2000). In addition, his lone All-Star selection occurred in 1992, his first year with the Flyers.


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