The Carolina Hurricanes filled their final coaching vacancy Tuesday, hiring former Flames goalie coach David Marcoux for the same position on new bench boss Bill Peters’ staff. Marcoux spent six years in Calgary, most notably coaching 2006 Vezina Trophy winner Miikka Kiprusoff. He also has a history with Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward, having worked with him during the lost 2004-05 NHL season when Calgary and Carolina shared an AHL affiliate in Lowell, Mass.
Marcoux also previously served in the same position with Hull of the QMJHL, has been a personal goalie coach, and also consultant for Hockey Canada.
Jamie McLennan, who was coached by Marcoux in Calgary, had nothing but good things to say about Carolina’s new goaltending coach.
"One of the best in the business," McLennan said when asked through Twitter about his thoughts on the hire. "He's a very close friend of mine. He's very good at the details of goaltending, [a] great addition.
"[He's] good at developing goalies as well. He will be very good for them."
The team also announced its roster and schedule for its annual prospect development camp. The six-day camp, which runs from July 21-26, will feature all seven of Carolina’s 2014 NHL Draft selections, including seventh overall pick Haydn Fleury.
In all 28 players will be at the camp, 19 of which are either under contract or the property of the team. Among the camp invitees are two North Carolina natives: Indian Trail right wing Bryan Moore (OHL, Sault Ste. Marie) and Cary goaltender Logan Halladay (NAHL, Janesville). Also set to attend are brothers Michael and Ryan Chiasson, the sons of former Hurricanes defenseman Steve Chiasson. Both are defenseman: Michael at the University of Michigan, while Ryan spent last season with Dubuque of the USHL. Here is the complete camp roster.
Noticeably absent from the rosterv was forward Sergey Tolchinsky, who earned a free agent contract from Carolina last year with an impressive performance as an invitee and member of the team’s entry at the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich., last year. A team representative said GM Ron Francis would be asked about Tolchinsky’s absence from the roster Wednesday in an interview with the team site.
Releases on Marcoux and the prospect tournament are below.
HURRICANES HIRE MARCOUX AS GOALTENDING COACH
Coached Vezina Trophy winner Kiprusoff in Calgary
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired David Marcoux (mahr-COO) as its new goaltending coach.
"David has 25 years of experience as a goalie coach, and his results speak for themselves," said Francis. "This completes what we feel is a very strong and experienced coaching staff."
Marcoux spent six years as the goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames between 2003 and 2009, helping Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff become a Vezina Trophy and Williams Jennings Trophy winner, as well as a Hart Trophy finalist in 2005-06. The Flames originally acquired Kiprusoff in November 2003 from San Jose, where he was competing for the backup goaltender position. Working with Marcoux and the Flames, Kiprusoff became a Vezina Trophy finalist that same season, leading the Flames to the Western Conference championship. In addition to Kiprusoff, Marcoux’s time with the Flames included experience working with current Hurricanes netminder Cam Ward, as the Hurricanes and Flames shared the AHL affiliate Lowell Lock Monsters during the 2004-05 NHL work stoppage.
Prior to joining Calgary, Marcoux spent the previous 12 years guiding netminders at a sports academy (Profil Hockey Cap-Jeunesse) in St-Jerome, Que. He also held the goaltender coach position for the Hull Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 1997-2001, helping Hull twice reach the league finals.
A graduate of the University of Sherbrooke with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Physical Education), Marcoux earned a Masters from the University of Montreal in 1997. Most recently, Marcoux has run his own goaltending camps (dmsg.ca) in Sherbrooke, Que., Hawkesbury, Ont., and Calgary, and has worked as a goaltending consultant for Hockey Canada.
‘CANES ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT CAMP ROSTER, SCHEDULE
Entire 2014 draft class will attend camp, July 21-26 at PNC Arena
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the roster and schedule for the team’s 2014 Prospects Development Camp, to be held from July 21-26 at PNC Arena. The camp’s evening on-ice sessions will be open to the media, and fans are welcome to attend the evening on-ice sessions from July 23-25. The week will be capped with a game and skills competition on Saturday, July 26, as part of the Hurricanes Summerfest celebration. For a complete schedule of Summerfest events that are open to the public, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.
All seven of Carolina’s selections in the 2014 NHL Draft – Haydn Fleury (7th overall), Alex Nedeljkovic (37th overall), Warren Foegele (67th overall), Josh Wesley (96th overall), Lucas Wallmark (97th overall), Clark Bishop (127th overall) and Kyle Jenkins (187th overall) – will make their first appearances in Raleigh as members of the Hurricanes organization. Other top-drafted prospects attending the camp include Phil Di Giuseppe (2012, second round), Brock McGinn (2012, second round), Daniel Altshuller (2012, third round) and Brett Pesce (2013, third round). A complete roster is attached to this release.
The Summerfest celebration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26 at PNC Arena. Along with the prospects game and skills competition, the event features an autograph session with the camp’s participants and a State of the Hurricanes discussion. The family-friendly celebration also includes more than 20 interactive inflatables, games and experiences, free giveaways, guest speakers from the Hurricanes, appearances by Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad, discounted concessions, hockey games and extended hours for The Eye team store. Parking and admission are free, and the entire event will be held inside PNC Arena.
The Hurricanes are also hosting a school supply drive in conjunction with Summerfest, which benefits Wake County Human Services and PLM Families Together. The drive will run from Monday, July 21 through the end of Summerfest on Saturday, July 26. Collection bins will be located at the VIP entrance of PNC Arena throughout the week during normal business hours and during Select-a-Seat sessions. Bins also will be placed in the East Priority Lounge during Prospects Development Camp public practices. Visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com for a complete schedule of activities.
Development Camp Evening On-ice schedule:
Monday, July 21 — 5:30 p.m. Team practice (CLOSED TO PUBLIC)
Wednesday, July 23 — 5 p.m. Powerskating – Defensemen
6:20 p.m. Powerskating – Forwards
Thursday, July 24 — 5:30 p.m. Team practice
Friday, July 25 — 5:30 p.m. Team practice
Saturday, July 26 — 10 a.m. Summerfest celebration
12 p.m. Game & Skills Competition