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Press Release: HURRICANES HIRE BOBBY SMITH AS HOCKEY CONSULTANT

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
FORMER PHOENIX GM WILL SCOUT WESTERN CONFERENCE

Bobby Smith joins the Hurricanes organization as a hockey consultant.
RALEIGH, NC (Oct. 2, 2001) - Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today the hiring of former Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Bobby Smith as a consultant. Smith, 43, will scout the Western Conference for the Hurricanes and work out of his home in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“It’s great to have someone with his background and knowledge to contribute to our decisions,” Rutherford said.

Smith spent five seasons as general manager and alternate governor of the Coyotes from 1996-2001. Prior to that, Smith spent 15 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Minnesota North Stars and Montreal Canadiens. He played 1,077 games, accumulating 357 goals and 679 assists for 1,036 points. In 184 playoff games, Smith had 64 goals and 96 assists for 160 points.

Smith played in three Stanley Cup Finals. He scored the Cup-winning goal in Montreal’s 4-3 victory over Calgary in 1986. He also played in the 1981 and 1991 Stanley Cup Finals for Minnesota, as well as four NHL All-Star Games (1981, 1982, 1989, 1991).

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