Report: Rutherford could resign as 'Canes GM at end of year

TSN.ca Staff
3/24/2014 1:32:35 PM
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One of the NHL's longest-serving team executives could be stepping down at season's end, as the Raleigh News-Observer reports that Jim Rutherford is expected to give up his duties as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Rutherford, who serves as president and general manager of the Hurricanes, told the paper on Monday that he didn't want to comment on his status with the team or any potential changes until the season is over.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger adds that Rutherford will meet with Peter Karmanos at the end of the season before any final decision is made.

Sources tell the News-Observer that Rutherford could remain as team president, while Hall of Famer and Hurricanes vice president of hockey operations Ron Francis could succeed Rutherford as general manager.

Rutherford has been with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes franchise since 1994 and led the team to its first Stanley Cup in 2006.

Jim Rutherford (Photo: Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)


(Photo: Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
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