Carolina Hurricanes assistant coach Steve Smith has resigned his position, the team announced Monday.
Smith, 55, spent four seasons with the Hurricanes as an assistant coach and was responsible for the team's defensemen and penalty kill.
Canes general manager Don Waddell called the parting amicable, saying, "He talked to us and said he had been here four years and was looking at other things."
Waddell said Smith had one year remaining on his contract.
A coaching search will begin immediately, the team said. Jeff Daniels recently was named to the Canes staff.
Smith was hired by former head coach Bill Peters, who resigned after the 2017-18 season and is head coach of the Calgary Flames. In his four seasons as assistant coach, the Hurricanes compiled a 137-138-53 record.
Smith took part in the Canes' recent prospect development camp under new head coach Rod Brind'Amour.