Bill Peters has officially resigned from his position as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Friday.
[NEWS] Bill Peters Resigns Position as Head Coach
The team will immediately begin its search for a new head coach.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) April 20, 2018
Peters posted a record of 137-138-53 in four seasons behind the Hurricanes’ bench, including a 36-35-11 mark this season.
“I want to thank Tom Dundon, Peter Karmanos and Ron Francis for the trust they put in me to lead the team,” said Peters in a release. “I feel the incoming general manager should have the ability to hire his own head coach. I also want to thank Don Waddell and the entire front office and PNC Arena staff. This business requires hard work and long hours, and I greatly appreciate the efforts of the many people I have worked alongside during the past four years.
“We enjoyed our time in Raleigh, and my family will always feel a connection to North Carolina. I feel like this is a good time to move on, and I am looking forward to my next challenge.”
Peters won a gold medal as Canada’s head coach at the 2016 IIHF World Championship. He will again coach Canada at next month’s tournament.
The Hurricanes will begin their search for a new coach immediately.
“I have a lot of respect for Bill as a person and coach,” said Hurricanes owner and CEO Tom Dundon in a release. “We thank him for his time with the Hurricanes and wish him success in whatever comes next.”