Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon heaped heavy praise on head coach Rod Brind'Amour after their club finished off a sweep of the New York Islanders on Friday night to advance to the Eastern Conference Final.
"It's unfair to boil it down to one thing, but the truth is he's the one thing," Dundon told FOX Sports Carolinas' Mike Maniscalco postgame.
Dundon promoted Brind'Amour to the head coaching position last May after Bill Peters resigned about three weeks earlier. Brind'Amour had been an assistant and development coach with Carolina prior to his promotion, joining the staff in 2011.
The Hurricanes posted a 46-29-7 record under Brind'Amour in the 2018-19 regular season, improving by 10 wins compared to Peters' fourth and final campaign in 2017-18 when Carolina went 36-35-11 and missed the playoffs.