Bill Peters is finally a head coach in the National Hockey League. Peters has been named the new head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. Peters becomes the 13th coach in team history and the fourth since the
team relocated from Hartford, CT., to North Carolina.
He will be introduced by Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manger of the Canes on Friday.
Peters spent the last three years with the Detroit Red Wings. He primarily worked with defensemen and the penalty kill. He was also the head coach of the Rockford (IL) Ice Hogs of the American Hockey League. He led that team to a 40-win season, the Calder Cup playoffs, and he led the youngest team in the AHL to a 38-33-4-5 season.
He replaces Kirk Mueller, who was fired on May 7. The Canes haven't made the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2009. They won the Cup in '06. Carolina was 36-35-11 last season with 83 points and finished 13th in the Eastern Conference.