COACHING S TAFF
ROD B R I N D ’AMOUR
Rod Brind’Amour, 48, is the 14th person to serve as head coach in
franchise history, and the fi fth since the team’s arrival in North Carolina
in 1997. Born in Ottawa, but raised in Campbell River, B.C., he has
served as the Hurricanes’ assistant coach for the past seven seasons,
after working for the team in player development roles from 2010-2012.
Brind’Amour offi cially retired as a player on June 30, 2010, following
a career of more than 20 NHL seasons. Originally drafted by the St.
Louis Blues in the fi rst round, ninth overall, in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft,
Brind’Amour completed his career ranked 16th in NHL history in games
played (1,484), 44th in assists (732), 46th in points (1,184) and 54th in
goals (452), in 21 seasons with St. Louis, Philadelphia and Carolina. The
Ottawa, Ont., native debuted with the Blues during the 1989 Stanley
Cup Playoffs after completing one season at Michigan State, and scored
a goal on his fi rst NHL shot against the Minnesota North Stars. He was
named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 1990, after scoring 61 points
(26g, 35a) in 79 games for St. Louis, and played in the NHL All-Star Game
while a member of the Flyers in 1992. Brind’Amour represented Canada
in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, as well as the 1996
World Cup of Hockey, and won back-to-back Frank J. Selke trophies as
the NHL’s top defensive forward in 2005-06 and 2006-07, as a member
of the Hurricanes.
Brind’Amour played in 159 career
Stanley Cup Playoff games, totaling 51
goals and 60 assists (111 points). He
participated in the Stanley Cup Final three
times, reaching the Final in 1997 with
Philadelphia, and in 2002 and 2006 with
Carolina, captaining the Hurricanes to the
2006 Stanley Cup championship. Acquired
by the Hurricanes from the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 23, 2000, Brind’Amour
ranks second in career points for the Hurricanes since the team’s relocation
to North Carolina, notching 473 points in 694 games played. He also ranks
second in assists (299), second in shorthanded goals (10), fourth in goals
(174) and third in power-play goals (60) in the team’s North Carolina history.
Brind’Amour ranks third in franchise history (including Hartford) in assists
(299), fourth in points (473) and fi fth in games played (694). Named the
Hurricanes’ captain prior to the 2005-06 season, Brind’Amour netted 31 goals
and earned 39 assists (70 points) that season to lead the team to a franchiserecord
52 regular-season wins. His league-leading 12 playoff goals during the
team’s Stanley Cup run also set a franchise record.
Rod and his wife, Amy, live in Raleigh. He has a daughter, Briley, and
three sons, Skyler, Reece and Brooks.
J E F F DANIELS
Jeff Daniels, 50, is his 22nd season with the Hurricanes organization
and his fi rst as assistant coach under Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour. This
marks Daniels’ fi fth season as an assistant coach for the Hurricanes,
having previously served as assistant coach from 2003-08.
Daniels has served in a variety of roles for the Hurricanes, including
one season as manager of pro scouting (2017-18) and two seasons as
a pro scout (2015-17). He also served as head coach of the team’s top
minor-league affi liates from 2008-15, posting a career AHL record of
268-225-51 in seven seasons with Albany and Charlotte. In his previous
stint as an assistant coach with the Hurricanes, the Oshawa, Ont.,
native helped guide the team to a Stanley Cup championship in 2006.
He also spent time in a player development role for the organization
immediately following his retirement
as a player in Nov. 2003.
Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in
the sixth round, 109th overall, of the 1986
NHL Entry Draft, Daniels played 425
NHL games with Pittsburgh, Hartford,
Carolina, Florida and Nashville, winning
a Stanley Cup title with the Penguins in
1992 and helping the Hurricanes reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2002.
Jeff and his wife, Jennifer, live in Morrisville, NC, and have a daughter
Dean Chynoweth, 49, is entering his fi rst season as an assistant
coach for the Hurricanes. It marks his fourth season as an NHL
assistant coach, having previously served as an assistant for the New
York Islanders from 2009-12.
Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Chynoweth served as associate coach
with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He
also served as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche’s American Hockey
League (AHL) affi liates in Cleveland and San Antonio from 2012-16,
the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos from 2004-09, and the WHL’s Seattle
Thunderbirds from 2000-04.
The Calgary native was drafted by the
New York Islanders in the fi rst round,
13th overall, in the 1987 NHL Draft.
Chynoweth recorded 22 points (4g, 18a)
in 241 career NHL games with the NY
Islanders and Boston. He also appeared
in 209 AHL games with Springfi eld,
Capital District and Providence, earning
40 points (10g, 30a).
Dean and his wife, Rebecca, have a daughter named Stella (14).