Pittsburgh Penguins’ Garrett Wilson, center, is upended next to Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney, second from right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Garrett Wilson, center, is upended next to Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney, second from right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Gene J. Puskar AP
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Garrett Wilson, center, is upended next to Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney, second from right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Gene J. Puskar 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.