FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 25, 2006
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that coaches Kevin McCarthy and Jeff Daniels have agreed to five-year contracts. McCarthy will assume the role as Associate Head Coach to Head Coach Peter Laviolette while Daniels will retain the title of Assistant Coach.
“Kevin and Jeff have been with our organization for a long time, and their work alongside Peter helped our team win the Stanley Cup,” said Rutherford. “Their hard work and dedication will be great assets to our organization moving forward.”
McCarthy completed his ninth season as the Hurricanes’ assistant coach in 2005-06 and his 14th with the Carolina franchise. Prior to joining the organization’s NHL coaching staff, McCarthy posted a 156-123-36 in four seasons as head coach the franchise’s American Hockey League affiliates. He spent two seasons as the coordinator of pro scouting and player development for the Philadelphia Flyers from 1990-92 before joining the Hurricanes organization. McCarthy, a defenseman, played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League with Philadelphia, Vancouver and Pittsburgh, and totaled 258 points in 537 games, scoring 67 goals and 191 assists.
Daniels completed his ninth year with the Hurricanes organization in 2005-06 and his second as an assistant coach. In November of 2003, Daniels, a former Hurricanes left wing, retired as a player following a 15-year professional career that saw him play in 425 NHL games with Pittsburgh, Florida, Nashville and Carolina.
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