RALEIGH, N.C. (July 19, 2005)
Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the Hurricanes have hired former NHL goaltender Greg Stefan as the team’s Goaltending Coach and Professional Scout. Stefan, who played in nine NHL seasons for the Detroit Red Wings during the 1980s, most recently served as Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development for the Plymouth Whalers.
“Greg has the experience and ability to help guide our netminders,” said Rutherford. “He will work with our team at the NHL level as well as coaching our prospects in the system.”
Stefan, 44, began his coaching career in 1993 as an Assistant Coach for the Detroit Jr. Red Wings, who later became the Plymouth Whalers. Stefan served as the team’s assistant coach through 1998 and rejoined the Whalers in 2003 as Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development.
Originally from Brantford, Ont., Stefan played nine NHL seasons with Detroit after being selected by the Red Wings in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Stefan compiled a career record of 115-127-30 with a 3.92 goals-against average for Detroit. He suffered a career-ending knee injury in a game against Edmonton on Nov. 25, 1989.