Charlotte Checkers announce AHL Hockey Operations Staff

Daniels, Kinnear To Coach Canes’ Top Affiliate; Wilkinson Back In Front-Office Role CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Charlotte Checkers owner and CEO Michael Kahn announced today the team’s hockey operations staff heading into its inaugural American Hockey League season as the top affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes. Jeff Daniels was named as head coach and general manager, Geordie Kinnear as assistant coach, Brian Maddox as head athletic trainer and Jason McGrath as head equipment manager. In addition, [former and longtime ECHL coach for the Charlotte Checkers], Derek Wilkinson has been named senior vice president of hockey business operations. For further details on the announcement and these personnel, please visit the Checkers site.