March 7, 2018 | 7:55pm ET
HURRICANES MOVE FRANCIS OUT AS GM
Ron Francis, GM
The Carolina Hurricanes have move Ron Francis out of General Manager and announced that they will transition into a new role with the team as President of Hockey Operations.
The Hurricanes will begin their search for a new GM, who will report directly to Canes Owner and Governor Tom Dundon.
“Since I took control of the team, I’ve had a good chance to be around and assess the operations,” said Dundon. “There are a lot of good people working in the organization, but I feel that a change in direction is needed when it comes to hockey personnel decisions.
“Ron is a smart and talented hockey man. I am glad that he will continue to be a part of the team, serving in this new role.”
Francis, 55, is in his 12th season in management with the Hurricanes and has served as Executive Vice President and GM for four years. Prior to that, he served the team’s Vice President of Hockey Operations.
He has also performed duties as the Hurricanes’ Director of Player Development, Assistant GM and Assistant Coach since retiring as a player on Sept. 14, 2005.