Carolina Hurricanes

Staal, Whitney named alternate Canes captains

On the first day of training camp Friday, Carolina Hurricanes coach announced that Eric Staal and Ray Whitney have been named alternate captains, joining holdovers Cory Stillman and Glen Wesley.

Kevyn Adams was the third alternate captain last season, until he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in January.

Staal and Whitney will wear the "A" for road games, Stillman and Wesley at home. Rod Brind'Amour remains Carolina's captain.

The Hurricanes open the preseason Sunday against the Washington Capitals at 3 p.m. at the RBC Center.