Raleigh, NC - Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Jim Rutherford announced today that beginning next season, Rod Brind'Amour would no longer be with the Hurricanes organization. "Obviously Rod has contributed greatly to our organization and his contributions will be missed". He went on to say that, "It is no secret that we have great fans and the team receives great inspiration from them. Based on the performance of the team in the 09-10 campaign and the disappointment of not making the playoffs after high expectations and expenditures we will be be trying something different with regards to the 'C' next season. I am pleased to announce that "Bigbander" from the Hurricanes message boards will be our captain. His unique blend of insight, creativity, toughness and moxie will position the team to again return to what we feel will be a deep and successful playoff run. "