, who captained the Carolina Hurricanes
to the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship in 2006, will have his number retired prior to the Feb. 18 game against the Philadelphia Flyers
Brind'Amour, who came to the Hurricanes from the Flyers in a trade on Jan. 23, 2000, retired following this past season. He finished his career 16th all-time in NHL history in games played (1,484) while totaling 452 goals and 732 assists for 1,184 points.
"There is no image of our franchise more memorable than that of Rod Brind'Amour
, our captain, hoisting the Stanley Cup above his head, the emotions from a lifetime of hard work and dedication pouring out of him," Carolina GM Jim Rutherford said. "There is no doubt that Rod's number belongs in the rafters of the RBC Center, and Feb. 18 will surely be a very special night for our fans and everyone connected with the Hurricanes organization."
Originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues
with the ninth pick in the 1988 Entry Draft, Brind'Amour is the career points leader 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), first 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 overall franchise history (including Hartford) in assists (299), third in points (473) and fourth in games played (694). Named the Hurricanes' captain prior to the 2005-06 season, Brind'Amour recorded 31 goals and 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 were also a franchise record.
He was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 1990, after registering 26 goals and 61 points, and played in the 1992 NHL All-Star Game. Brind'Amour represented Canada in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and won back-to-back Frank J. Selke trophies as the League's top defensive forward in 2005-06 and 2006-07.
Brind'Amour played in 159 career Stanley Cup playoff games, totaling 51 goals and 111 points. He participated in the Stanley Cup Final three times, reaching the Final in 1997 with Philadelphia and 2002 and 2006 with Carolina.