The Carolina Hurricanes had added to their scouting staffs, bringing back former forward Ray Whitney on a part-time basis.
The Canes announced Monday that Whitney, former Charlotte Checkers coach Jeff Daniels and Mark Craig have joined the pro scouting staff, and that Don Elland will be a part of the amateur scouting staff.
Whitney, 43, will be taking his first hockey job since retiring as a player in January 2015 after 22 seasons in the NHL. Whitney, always a popular player, spent five seasons with the Canes and was a member of the 2006 Stanley Cup champions.
Daniels, 47, coached the Canes’ American Hockey League affiliates for the past seven seasons. He also served as an assistant coach for the Hurricanes for four seasons, including the team’s Stanley Cup-winning 2005-06 season.
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As a player, Daniels appeared in 425 NHL regular-season games, winning a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 1992, and helping Carolina to the Stanley Cup Final in 2002.
Craig, 62, served as general manager of the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers in 2014-15. In the 1980s, Craig was the first coach Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. hired as then-owner of the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires.
Elland, 51, was head coach of the Plymouth Whalers in 2014-15. A long-time coach in Karmanos’ youth hockey program, Elland joined the Whalers’ coaching staff in 2010 as an assistant to now-Hurricanes assistant general manager Mike Vellucci.