The four longest-tenured coaches in the NHL are Jon Cooper (hired in 2013), Mike Sullivan (2015), Jared Bednar (2016), and Rod Brind’Amour (2018).
Both enjoyed great success as NHL players and carried over lessons learned from coaching their sons in youth hockey behind an NHL bench.
Carolina coach learned under Florida counterpart as assistant.
Hurricanes share congratulatory message for coach’s son, Skyler, teammates.
Rod Brind’Amour props open the bench door, leans over the ice and yells:
“Hunt it, Brooks! Hunt for it.”
Huffine, with team since 1997, gets chance to see Stadium Series outside video room.
Hurricanes, Capitals coaches brought championship to Carolina in 2006.
Hockey in Carolina ‘wouldn’t have worked without’ coach who had been captain, owner Dundon says.
Recchi says Carolina pressure creates turnovers, limits odd-man rushes.
Being an assistant coach in the NHL is a pretty sweet gig. You get paid less than the top guy, for sure, but you also get fewer hours, fewer meetings, fewer non-hockey responsibilities, fewer headaches.
Will guide respective divisions in 3-on-3 tournament in Sunrise, Florida, on Feb. 4.
When the St. Louis Blues and Carolina Hurricanes squared off Thursday night at Enterprise Center, the coaching matchup featured a pair of ex-teammates.