WAKE FOREST — Rod Brind'Amour helped conduct the Canes' rookie conditioning camp last year, saying it's nothing new for him this summer.
But there is something new this time: Brind'Amour now is a member of the Canes' coaching staff.
When general manager Jim Rutherford announced last month Brind'Amour would be an assistant coach on Paul Maurice's staff, the former Canes captain quickly noted his role was a "work in progress," saying he wasn't sure how many games he would be behind the bench next season. And Brind'Amour says that's still to be determined.
"We'll figure that out as we go," he said. "I really wanted to stay involved in all the other aspects, too. So it was nice being a little bit part of the (NHL) draft and learn about that and try to assess talent and talk about that, and I thought we did a great job with that."