The Carolina Hurricanes announced Monday that they have fired coach Kirk Muller and assistant coaches John MacLean and Dave Lewis.
“We thank Kirk, John and Dave for their time and effort during the past three seasons,” said new general manager and executive vice president Ron Francis. “Kirk and his staff worked very hard, but we feel that the team is in need of a fresh start at this time.”
Muller, 48, compiled a record of 80-80-27 during three seasons with Carolina after being named head coach on Nov. 28, 2011. It was his first head coaching position in the NHL.
The Hurricanes also announced that they have reassigned Goaltending Coach Greg Stefan to the pro scouting department. Assistant Coach Rod Brind’Amour will remain part of the coaching staff.