Filed under: Stream Jim Rutherford Steps Down as Hurricanes GM; Ron Francis Named Successor Contributors: Brian LeBlanc Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: Jim Rutherford Steps Down as Hurricanes GM; Ron Francis Named Successor Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email After 20 years in charge, Jim Rutherford retired Monday as the general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes. Canes Country's complete coverage is here. 7 Total Updates Since Apr 1, 2014, 1:30pm EDT Follow this stream April 29, 2014 Canes News Clips: #FrancisGM Edition By Jamie Kellner@jbkellner Reactions from around the league as an on-ice legend takes the helm of the Hurricanes front office. April 29, 2014 No Regrets For Jim Rutherford By Bob Wage@NHLRuminations Former Hurricanes boss seems to leave options open for future April 28, 2014 Jim Rutherford's Top Ten Transactions By Brian LeBlanc@bdleblanc With twenty years of work to critique, what are the top ten transactions of Jim Rutherford's tenure as Canes general manager? April 28, 2014 Jim Rutherford Steps Down, Ron Francis Named GM By Bob Wage@NHLRuminations As expected, Ron Francis was named Executive Vice President and General Manager and will replace Jim Rutherford who will stay on as team President. April 27, 2014 Hurricanes to Make Hockey Operations Announcement Monday By Jamie Kellner@jbkellner April 23, 2014 Canes Country Round Table, Vol. Two: The GM By Bob Wage@NHLRuminations Should Ron Francis be the next General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes? April 1, 2014 Jim Rutherford’s Legacy Is One To Be Proud Of By Cory Lavalette Jim Rutherford has hinted that this could be his final season as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes. If so, he leaves behind a mixed bag of on-ice results and a legacy as the father to Triangle hockey.