Bill Peters resigns as head coach of Hurricanes

HC at Noon discussion on the news out of Carolina, that Bill Peters has decided to re-sign as Hurricanes head coach, speculating on what his next move might possibly be.

Bill Peters has officially resigned from his position as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Friday.

Peters posted a record of 137-138-53 in four seasons behind the Hurricanes’ bench, including a 36-35-11 mark this season.

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“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.”

Earlier this week, Sportsnet’s Rory Boylen identified Peters as a possible fit for the Calgary Flames‘ vacant head-coaching position.


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