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The Carolina Hurricanes will hold media availabilities with center Rod Brind’Amour and President and General Manager Jim Rutherford today. Brind’Amour will be available at a news conference at the RBC Center at 2:30 p.m.
RALEIGH, NC—Carolina Hurricanes center Rod Brind’Amour today announced that he will retire from hockey and transition to a position in the Carolina Hurricanes front office.
“For 10 years, Rod Brind’Amour has represented the best of Hurricanes hockey,” said Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford. “He helped the franchise reach two Stanley Cup Finals and led the team to its first championship. His work ethic set the bar for what is expected in our locker room, as did his professionalism and leadership. I look forward to working with Rod as he begins his next chapter in hockey.”
from the News & Observer,
The Canes’ Rod Brind’Amour, the oldest player on the team at 39, said today that no decision has been on his future with the team.
Brind’Amour had his exit interview today but said he would talk with general manager Jim Rutherford at a later date about next season. “I want to hear what they tell me. I respect Jim a lot.,” he said….
Brind’Amour signed a contract extension after the Canes’ run to the 2006 Stanley Cup. He is to be paid $3 million next season, although with a cap hit of $3.6 million, and the Canes could buy out the final year for $2 million.
from Joe Ovies of WRAL,
Canes television play-by-play voice John Forslund told Adam Gold and Joe Ovies on 620 The Buzz that Brind’Amour was surprised by the news.
“We all know is role has been diminished, his ice time has been diminished, but [Brind’Amour] took it hard and his teammates took it hard,” said Forslund.
What is the organization’s ultimate end-game for Brind’Amour’s situation? Whatever it is, Forslund believes it should be addressed soon and not left hanging out there.
NEW YORK—Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jason LaBarbera, Carolina Hurricanes center Rod Brind’Amour and Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending October 28.