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Coaching Staff

Bill Peters

Head Coach

Bill Peters, 50, is in his third season as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, after being named to the position on June 19, 2014. Peters is the 13th person to serve as head coach in franchise history, and the fourth since the team's arrival in North Carolina in 1997.

Peters registered a 65-72-27 record in his first two seasons with the Hurricanes. He made his NHL head coaching debut on Oct. 10, 2014 against the New York Islanders, and earned his first NHL victory on Nov. 1, 2014, against the Arizona Coyotes.

Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Peters served as assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings for three seasons, working primarily with Detroit's defensemen and penalty kill units. Prior to joining Detroit's staff, Peters served as head coach of Rockford of the American Hockey League (AHL), guiding the Ice Hogs to consecutive 40-win seasons and Calder Cup playoff appearances in 2008-09 and 2009-10. In his final season with Rockford in 2010-11, Peters directed the second-youngest team in the AHL to a 38-33-4-5 record. The Three Hills, Alb., native helped 28 Rockford players reach the NHL during his three seasons. Eight players who played under Peters for Rockford went on to win the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010 or 2013 - Niklas Hjalmarsson, Jordan Henry, Antti Niemi, Corey Crawford, Bryan Bickell, Nick Leddy, Brandon Bollig and Ben Smith. 

Before beginning his AHL coaching career, Peters spent three seasons with Spokane of the Western Hockey League (WHL), leading the Chiefs to the Memorial Cup title in 2008 as champions of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Spokane established franchise records with 50 wins and 107 points that season before winning 16 of 21 WHL playoff games to capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions. Peters then guided the Chiefs to four consecutive victories at the Memorial Cup, topping the host Kitchener Rangers 4-1 in the championship game. In three seasons as Spokane's head coach, Peters compiled a career WHL regular-season record of 111-82-23.

Peters got his first experience as a head coach at the University of Lethbridge, serving as the Pronghorns' head coach for three seasons from 2002-2005. Prior to that, he served as assistant coach for Spokane for four seasons, helping the Chiefs to a 47-win, 100-point campaign and the WHL Western Conference championship in 1999-00 under current Toronto Maple Leafs' head coach Mike Babcock.

Peters also has gained international head coaching experience for Canada, capturing the gold medal at the 2008 U-18 Junior World Cup and the 2016 IIHF World Championship. He also served as an assistant coach for Canada's gold-medal-winning team at the 2015 IIHF World Championship and as an assistant at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Peters and his wife, Denise, have two children, Aleze and Ayden.

Rod Brind'Amour

Assistant Coach

Rod Brind'Amour, 46, is in his sixth year as assistant coach for the Carolina Hurricanes, after serving the team in player development roles since 2010.

Brind'Amour officially retired as a player on June 30, 2010, following a career of more than 20 NHL seasons. Originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round, ninth overall, in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, Brind'Amour completed his career ranked 16th in NHL history in games played (1,484), 44th in assists (732), 46th in points (1,184) and 54th in goals (452), in 21 seasons with St. Louis, Philadelphia and Carolina. The Ottawa, Ont., native debuted with the Blues during the 1989 Stanley Cup Playoffs after completing one season at Michigan State, and scored a goal on his first NHL shot against the Minnesota North Stars. He was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team in 1990, after scoring 61 points (26g, 35a) in 79 games for St. Louis, and played in the NHL All-Star Game while a member of the Flyers in 1992. Brind'Amour represented Canada in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and won back-to-back Frank J. Selke trophies as the NHL's top defensive forward in 2005-06 and 2006-07, as a member of the Hurricanes. 

Brind'Amour played in 159 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, totaling 51 goals and 60 assists (111 points). He participated in the Stanley Cup Final three times, reaching the Final in 1997 with Philadelphia, and in 2002 and 2006 with Carolina, captaining the Hurricanes to the 2006 Stanley Cup championship. Acquired by the Hurricanes from the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 23, 2000, Brind'Amour ranks second in career points for the Hurricanes since the team's relocation to North Carolina, notching 473 points in 694 games played. He also ranks first in assists (299), second in shorthanded goals (10), third in goals (174) and third in power-play goals (60) in the team's North Carolina history. Brind'Amour ranks second in franchise history (including Hartford) in assists (299), fourth in points (473) and fourth in games played (694). Named the Hurricanes' captain prior to the 2005-06 season, Brind'Amour netted 31 goals and earned 39 assists (70 points) that season to lead the team to a franchise-record 52 regular-season wins. His league-leading 12 playoff goals during the team's Stanley Cup run also set a franchise record.

Rod and his wife, Amy, live in Raleigh, with their son, Brooks. Rod also has a daughter, Briley, and two sons, Skyler and Reece.

Steve Smith

Assistant Coach

Steve Smith, 53, is in his third season as assistant coach with the Hurricanes, serving alongside Rod Brind'Amour under head coach Bill Peters. It marks Smith's seventh season as an NHL coach, having previously served as an assistant for the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. Smith has been a part of four Stanley Cup championship teams - three as a player with Edmonton (1987, 1988, 1990) and one as a scout with Chicago (2010).

Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Smith spent four seasons with the Oilers from 2010-2014. The Glasgow, Scotland, native had also gained experience as an assistant coach with the Flames in 1997-98, before returning to the ice as a player for the Flames for three more seasons. Smith then worked as a scout with the Chicago Blackhawks prior to joining the Oilers coaching staff, winning the Stanley Cup in 2010.

Selected by the Oilers in the sixth round of the 1981 NHL Draft, Smith played 804 career regular-season NHL games and recorded 375 points (72g, 303a) and 2,139 penalty minutes as a defenseman with Edmonton, Chicago and Calgary. Along with playing a role on three Stanley Cup championship teams with the Oilers, Smith advanced to the Stanley Cup Final twice more with the Blackhawks, totaling 52 points (11g, 41a) in 134 career playoff games. Smith had three 50-point seasons as a blueliner, including a career-high 57 points (10g, 47a) for Chicago in 1992-93.

Prior to turning professional, Smith played for London of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 1980-1983, totaling 20 goals, 83 assists (103 points) and 481 penalty minutes.

Steve and his wife, Sheri, have five kids: Alexandria, Barron, Nicole, Tanner and Zoe.

David Marcoux

Goaltending Coach

David Marcoux is in his third season with the Carolina Hurricanes as goaltending coach, and has more than 25 years of experience working with goaltenders at all levels of hockey.

Marcoux spent six years as the goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames between 2003 and 2009, helping Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff become a Vezina Trophy and Williams Jennings Trophy winner, as well as a Hart Trophy finalist in 2005-06. The Flames originally acquired Kiprusoff in November 2003 from San Jose, where he was competing for the backup goaltender position. Working with Marcoux and the Flames, Kiprusoff became a Vezina Trophy finalist that same season, leading the Flames to the Western Conference championship. In addition to Kiprusoff, Marcoux's time with the Flames included experience working with current Hurricanes netminder Cam Ward, as the Hurricanes and Flames shared the AHL affiliate Lowell Lock Monsters during the 2004-05 NHL work stoppage. 

Prior to joining Calgary, Marcoux spent the previous 12 years guiding netminders at a sports academy (Profil Hockey Cap-Jeunesse) in St-Jerome, Que. He also held the goaltender coach position for the Hull Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 1997-2001, helping Hull twice reach the league finals. 

A graduate of the University of Sherbrooke with a Bachelor's Degree in Science (Physical Education), Marcoux earned a Masters from the University of Montreal in 1997. Most recently, Marcoux has run his own goaltending camps (dmsg.ca) in Sherbrooke, Que., Hawkesbury, Ont., and Calgary, and has worked as a goaltending consultant for Hockey Canada.

Chris Huffine

Video Coach

Chris Huffine is in his 17th season as the team's full-time video coach. Prior to joining the team full time, he spent two seasons as a part-time video coordinator with the club, handling video breakdown during home games in Greensboro and taping future opponents during the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons.

Huffine is responsible for all pre-scouting of future opponents. He works closely with the coaching staff, preparing scouting reports for individual players as well as the team. His work includes breaking down the other teams' systems and tendencies, including forecheck, power plays and penalty kills, and putting together meetings for the coaches to inform the players. In addition to preparing for the opponent, he also breaks down games as they happen on a laptop editing system so that coaches and players have access to the information immediately during and after the game. 

Before joining the Hurricanes, Huffine served as the video coordinator for the Greensboro Monarchs for five seasons. In addition to being a member of the 2005-06 Stanley Cup Champions, he was also chosen to represent USA Hockey as the video coach for the 2006 Mens Olympic Team in Turin, Italy. 

Chris and his wife, Heather, reside in Raleigh, with their sons, Samuel and Jacob.