Jeff Daniels (ice hockey)

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Jeff Daniels
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Daniels (left) in 2013
Born (1968-06-24) June 24, 1968 (age 48)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Florida Panthers
Hartford Whalers
Carolina Hurricanes
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 109th overall, 1986
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1988–2003

Jeffrey Dwayne Daniels (born June 24, 1968) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and the current head coach and general manager of the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. Jeff Daniels, 45, enters his 17th year with the Carolina Hurricanes organization and his fifth year as the Head Coach and General Manager of their top minor league affiliate. Daniels has a 200–151–41 record in the first five seasons of his career as a head coach.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Daniels was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the sixth round, 109th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. He has two Stanley Cup rings with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991, and 1992. Daniels' name was engraved on the Cup in 1992, even though he only played two games, and did not qualify to be on the Stanley Cup.[2] In his 15-year professional playing career as a forward, Daniels spent time with the Pittsburgh, Florida, Nashville and Carolina organizations. He played in 425 NHL regular-season games, scoring 17 goals and 26 assists (43 points), and 41 Stanley Cup Playoff games, where he totalled three goals and five assists (8 points). He played in the Hurricanes organization for six seasons, tallying eight goals and 12 assists (20 points) in 272 regular season games, and three assists in 29 playoff games, while making a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2002.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Daniels retired as a player on Nov. 20, 2003.[4] On June 9, 2008, Daniels was named the head coach and general manager for the Albany River Rats. In 2010–11, Daniels led the Charlotte Checkers to 44 wins and 94 points during the regular-season, the best totals for a Carolina affiliate since 2004–05. Daniels then guided the Checkers to the Eastern Conference Final, the deepest Calder Cup playoff run for Carolina’s AHL team since the 1996–97 Springfield Falcons.

Prior to being appointed to his current post, Daniels spent four seasons with the Hurricanes as an assistant coach. He helped guide the Hurricanes to the 2006 Stanley Cup championship, marking the second time he captured the Stanley Cup in his hockey career, as he also has his name inscribed on the Cup as a player with the 1992 Pittsburgh Penguins.

He stayed as the head coach for Carolina's new AHL affiliate Charlotte Checkers when they moved to Charlotte, NC, in 2010.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Oshawa Generals OHL 59 7 11 18 16 5 0 0 0 0
1985–86 Oshawa Generals OHL 62 13 19 32 23
1986–87 Oshawa Generals OHL 54 14 9 23 22 15 3 2 5 5
1987–88 Oshawa Generals OHL 64 29 39 68 59 4 2 3 5 0
1988–89 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 58 21 21 42 58 11 3 5 8 11
1989–90 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 80 30 47 77 39 6 1 1 2 7
1990–91 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 62 23 29 52 18 5 1 3 4 2
1990–91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 11 0 2 2 2
1991–92 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 44 19 16 35 38 10 5 4 9 9
1991–92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 3 2 1 3 0
1992–93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 5 4 9 14 12 3 2 5 0
1993–94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 3 5 8 20
1993–94 Florida Panthers NHL 7 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Detroit Vipers IHL 25 8 12 20 6 5 1 0 1 0
1994–95 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Springfield Falcons AHL 72 22 20 42 32 10 3 0 3 2
1996–97 Hartford Whalers NHL 10 0 2 2 0
1996–97 Springfield Falcons AHL 38 18 14 32 19 16 7 3 10 4
1997–98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Beast of New Haven AHL 71 24 27 51 34 3 0 1 1 0
1998–99 Nashville Predators NHL 9 1 3 4 2
1998–99 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 62 12 31 43 19 2 1 1 2 0
1999–00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 69 3 4 7 10
2000–01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 67 1 1 2 15 6 0 2 2 2
2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 65 4 1 5 12 23 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 59 0 4 4 8
NHL totals 425 17 26 43 83 41 3 5 8 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ In 2010–11, Daniels led the Charlotte Checkers to 44 wins and 94 points during the regular-season, the best totals for a Carolina affiliate since 2004–05. Daniels then guided the Checkers to the Eastern Conference Final, the deepest Calder Cup playoff run for Carolina’s AHL team since the 1996–97 Springfield Falcons. Prior to being appointed to his current post, Daniels spent four seasons with the Hurricanes as an assistant coach. He helped guide the Hurricanes to the 2006 Stanley Cup championship, marking the second time he captured the Stanley Cup in his hockey career, as he also has his name inscribed on the Cup as a player with the 1992 Pittsburgh Penguins.
  2. ^ http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/06/274118.html[dead link]
  3. ^ http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=45356
  4. ^ http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=470250

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