Skip to content

Canes, Brind'Amour agree to reported 5-year extension

Josh Lavallee / National Hockey League / Getty

Rod Brind'Amour isn't going anywhere.

The former Jack Adams Award-winning head coach agreed to a multi-year extension with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Sunday.

The contract is five years, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

"Rod has been instrumental to the success we've had over the last six season," general manager Don Waddell said. "Ever since he joined the organization 24 years ago, Rod has embodied what it means to be a Hurricane. We hope to keep him a Hurricane for life."

The rest of the Hurricanes' coaching staff - assistant coaches Jeff Daniels and Tim Gleason, video coach Chris Huffine, and goaltending coach Paul Schonfelder - also received extensions.

Brind'Amour coached under the final year of his contract in 2023-24 and could've become a free agent.

Reports following Round 1 of the playoffs indicated Brind'Amour had become unsure about his future with the organization that's employed him for the last 24 seasons.

The Hurricanes were ousted by the New York Rangers in six games in Round 2. The club has qualified for the playoffs in each of Brind'Amour's six seasons as head coach, making it as far as the Eastern Conference Final in 2019 and 2023. He was named the NHL's coach of the year in 2021.

Brind'Amour played 10 seasons with the Hurricanes from 2000-10, captaining the franchise to its lone Stanley Cup in 2006. He became the director of player development immediately after his retirement before moving to an assistant coach role in 2011 and taking the head coach job in 2018.

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox