RALEIGH, NC (September 13, 2000) – Jim Rutherford, CEO and General Manager of the National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes, announced today the team has named center Rod Brind’Amour as one of the club’s alternate captains for the 2000-01 season. Brind’Amour, in his second season with the Hurricanes, joins alternate captain Glen Wesley and team captain Ron Francis.
“Rod Brind’Amour is a true professional and is an ideal example of a hockey player,” said Rutherford. “Rod provides our team with another leader in the locker room and is a motivator by his actions alone. We are excited about having a healthy Rod Brind’Amour in our lineup this season.”
Brind’Amour, 30, completed his first season with the Hurricanes last year after being acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers on January 23, 2000 along with goaltender Jean-Marc Pelletier. Carolina posted a 19-13-2 record following the trade.
The 1992 NHL All-Star began the 1999-2000 season by missing the first 34 games due to a broken left foot suffered in a preseason game. Brind’Amour totaled 22 points (9g, 13a) and 26 penalty minutes in 45 games during the season and ranked fifth in the NHL with a 57.0% face-off percentage. Over his 12-year NHL career, Brind’Amour has totaled 725 points (282g, 443a) in 823 games with St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Carolina.