RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired Jeff Daniels to serve as the team's assistant coach, completing the staff under Head Coach Rod Brind'Amour.
"Jeff has served as a head coach in the American Hockey League, and of course won the ultimate prize as an assistant on the NHL level," said Waddell. "Rod has played with and under Jeff, so he has a great understanding for the experience and knowledge that he brings to the table."
Daniels, 49, is in his 21st year with the Hurricanes, most recently serving as Manager of Pro Scouting. The Oshawa, Ont., native served as head coach of the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates from 2008-15, posting a career AHL record of 268-225-51 in seven seasons with Albany and Charlotte. He was an assistant coach for the Hurricanes from 2003-2008, helping guide the team to a Stanley Cup championship in 2006. Daniels has also worked in player development and scouting for the organization.
Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the sixth round, 109th overall, of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, Daniels played 425 NHL games with Pittsburgh, Hartford, Carolina, Florida and Nashville, winning a Stanley Cup title with the Penguins in 1992 and helping the Hurricanes reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2002.