Elliotte Friedman reports that Rod Brind'Amour will become the next coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. (Elliotte Friedman)
Brind'Amour has been an assistant with Carolina since 2011-12 and has no head coaching experience.
He played 1,484 games in his NHL career, scoring 452 goals and 732 assists.
The Rangers are now the only team without a head coach.
Adam Rotter: The Rangers were the first team to get rid of their coach and they will be the last ones to hire a new one. With the exception of losing Jim Montgomery to Dallas, neither Calgary or Carolina's vacancies impacted the Rangers and their slow and steady approach to replacing Alain Vigneault. With the only real deadline being when the period to talk to free agents starts, after the NHL Draft, the Rangers still have nearly two months to take their time. Without any real idea of how in-depth the Rangers list is and how many potential coaches might still be coaching either in the NHL, AHL or Junior playoffs, it's possible that this lingers into the middle of June.