Hurricanes ink Brind'Amour to 3-year extension
Rod Brind'Amour isn't going anywhere.
Brind'Amour has led the Hurricanes to three straight playoff berths, the first time the franchise has done so since relocating to Carolina in 1997. Before he arrived, the Canes had missed the postseason nine years in a row.
"Rod has been the driving force behind the culture change we've undergone here," general manager Don Waddell said. "He keeps our players motivated, demands accountability, and has our team ready to compete every night. He has truly raised the bar for our organization, and we're thrilled to have him continue as our coach for years to come."
Brind'Amour is a finalist for the 2020-21 Jack Adams Award, presented to the coach of the year, after leading Hurricanes to a Central Division title.
The 50-year-old's career .631 points percentage is the 10th-best all time among those to coach at least 100 NHL games, according to Hockey Reference.