Jim Rutherford signs extension

Updated: September 22, 2011, 11:52 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Carolina Hurricanes re-signed president and general manager Jim Rutherford to a four-year extension, the team announced Thursday.

The new deal runs through the 2015-16 season.

"Jim is one of the premier general managers in all of sports," Hurricanes CEO Peter Karmanos said in a statement. "In the 14 years since the Hurricanes arrived in North Carolina, his leadership has allowed our franchise to host two Stanley Cup finals, the NHL All-Star Game and the NHL draft, bringing ...

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