The Carolina Hurricanes have relieved head coach Paul Maurice of his duties, according to an official team release. The team will announce their new head coach later today.
Carolina is currently 8-13-4 through 25 games this season, which places them second to last in the Eastern Conference with 20 points. The team has gone just 3-6-1 in its last 10 contests.
Maurice, who served two separate stints as the head coach of the Hurricanes, posted a 116-100-30 record since taking over the team for the second time in 2008. From 1997-2004 he posted a 268-291-115 record as Carolina’s head coach, with his best year coming in 2001-02 when he led the team to an Eastern Conference Championship. The 45-year-old coach has a career record of 460-457-167 in 15 seasons in the NHL.