Canes' Brind'Amour gets new contract, Jack Adams Award
By: Mike Stiles -
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Rod BrindAmour (photo courtesy of Carolina Hurricanes)
(UNDATED) – Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour has signed a three-year contract extension with the team, general manager Don Waddell announced Thursday. Brind'Amour was later announced as the winner of the Jack Adams Award, which goes to the NHL's coach of the year. Brind'Amour finished the last year of his contract with the team this season. The Hurricanes were first in the Central Division and were eliminated in the second round by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has gone 120-66-20 in three seasons with Carolina and reached the playoffs in all three seasons. With his contract up, there was heavy speculation that Brind'Amour could leave the franchise, where he spent 10 years of his 20-year NHL career as a player, winning the Stanley Cup as Hurricanes captain in 2006. The New York Rangers and the expansion Seattle Kraken, where Brind'Amour's former teammate Ron Francis is the general manager, had high-profile openings. Brind'Amour said the delay in re-signing with the Hurricanes was because he wanted to ensure his coaching and support staff would all return with him. Plus, he felt he could have the most success by staying in Raleigh rather than leaving for another team. Brind'Amour cited his relationship with Waddell and owner Tom Dundon as another reason he decided to re-sign, saying he has a lot of input into player personnel decisions that he might not have elsewhere.