Brind'Amour Retires, Moves To 'Canes Front Office

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Rod Brind'Amour is retiring after 21 NHL seasons to take an unspecified job with the Carolina Hurricanes.

The team's former captain said Wednesday that his decision was made easier after he talked with general manager Jim Rutherford and they decided he wouldn't fit with the Hurricanes' rebuilding plan.

He says trying to land with another team "never, ever felt right" and said Rutherford asked that he remain with the organization in some capacity.

The decision wasn't entirely unexpected. The captain of Carolina's 2006 Stanley Cup championship team, Brind'Amour turns 40 in August and three months ago wrapped up his worst statistical season in which he yielded his captaincy to Eric Staal and slipped to the team's fourth line.

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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 1, 2010 at 06:20 AM
    Rod Brind'Amour is the man. Eric Stall will be the next all time great for the Hurricanes. Rod will be great in the front office. Dave, he may be old but he is still one of the greatest of all time, and he is intelligent. He was old when the Canes won it all.
  • by Dave on Jun 30, 2010 at 02:26 PM
    It's about time that the old man called it quits.
  • by Jimmie on Jun 30, 2010 at 12:40 PM
    A great player that brought Carolina the Cup! Thanks Brind'Amour for all of the great memories! GO CANES!

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