News: Hurricanes don’t hire Ulf Samuelsson as head coach

Ulf Samuelsson14:47PM: The Hurricanes have officially announced Bill Peters as head coach. (Canes)

4:46PM: The Hurricanes are set to announce Bill Peters as their next head coach. (Aaron Ward)

4:06PM: Bill Peters is reportedly the leading candidate to become head coach of the Hurricanes. (Bob McKenzie)

Peters is an assistant coach in Detroit.

12:03PM: Doug MacLean said on Hockey Central at Noon that he has heard for a while that Samuelsson will get the job in Carolina.

Nick Kypreos said that Samuelsson has paid his dues.

10:05AM: The Hurricanes are expected to meet with Rangers assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson in Carolina today. (Aaron Ward)

Samuelsson is expected to be a front runner for the Hurricanes position because of his close relationship with Hurricanes GM and his former teammate Ron Francis.

Samuelsson is also believed to be of interest to the Penguins and to have interviewed with them.


@AdamRotter selfishly good I want to keep him but he'll get his shot sooner than later. He deserves it.


@AdamRotter I just don't want him to get that one because I want to pull for the team he coaches and I just can't with Pitt hahaha