The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Monday afternoon that assistant coach Steve Smith, who has in charge of coaching defense and penalty killing, has resigned from his position with the team.
Smith was hired as an assistant coach shortly after Bill Peters was hired as head coach in the summer of 2014. Smith was part of the Edmonton Oilers coaching staff for four seasons before joining the Hurricanes. The team will begin the search for his replacement immediately.
The official press release from the Hurricanes is below:
RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that Steve Smith has resigned his position as assistant coach. The team will immediately begin its search for a new assistant coach.
Smith, 55, spent four seasons with the Hurricanes as an assistant coach and was responsible for the team’s defensemen and penalty kill. In his four seasons as assistant coach, the Hurricanes compiled a137-138-53 record.