Metropolitan Division’s Sidney Crosby, center, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, celebrates with Cam Atkinson, of the Columbus Blue Jackets, after the Metropolitan Division defeated the Central Division 10-5 in the NHL hockey All-Star Game final in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Metropolitan Division’s Sidney Crosby, center, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, celebrates with Cam Atkinson, of the Columbus Blue Jackets, after the Metropolitan Division defeated the Central Division 10-5 in the NHL hockey All-Star Game final in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Tony Avelar AP
Metropolitan Division’s Sidney Crosby, center, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, celebrates with Cam Atkinson, of the Columbus Blue Jackets, after the Metropolitan Division defeated the Central Division 10-5 in the NHL hockey All-Star Game final in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Tony Avelar AP

In more than 30 years at The N&O, Chip Alexander has covered the N.C. State, UNC, Duke and East Carolina beats, and now is in his 11th season on the Carolina Hurricanes beat. Alexander, who has won numerous writing awards at the state and national level, covered the Hurricanes’ move to North Carolina in 1997 and was a part of The N&O’s coverage of the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup run.