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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Pucks sit in the net prior to the game between the New York Rangers and the Arizona Coyotes at Madison Square Garden on February 26, 2015 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Coyotes 4-3.

The Carolina Hurricanes and coach Mike Vellucci have agreed to part ways. According to a post on the Charlotte Checkers Instagram page, Vellucci and the Hurricanes organization have mutually agreed to separate.

Vellucci was so much more than a coach to the organization. Vellucci also played the role of assistant General Manager helping the hand of GM Don Waddell.

Not only was Mike Vellucci the 2018-2019 AHL coach of the year, but he was also the first coach to bring a championship to the city of Charlotte.

He helped a lot of these young kids and players develop and become more mature and NHL ready.

The future of the Checkers is still on hold to the public as we do not have much information on who the next head coach is or who the new assistant GM will be for the Hurricanes.

This could very well change the future of the Hurricanes as well. Nobody knows this Checkers team as Vellucci does; their strengths and weaknesses along with their ins and outs.

This will not affect the development of the players but could affect which players start on the Hurricanes roster in the coming year.

On another note, Thank you and good luck to Mike Vellucci. This city will forever remember you as the first coach to win the Calder Cup in the Queen City.

@Shermanconor