The Carolina Hurricanes have added more investor partners, and the group includes Ron Francis, a man whose jersey number was retired by the franchise and whose plaque is in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Francis played for the Hurricanes, and has served as assistant general manager and associate head coach. He's now vice president of hockey operations.
Three of the new partners announced Wednesday by Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. were Playmakers Management, LLC (Francis); Greengarden DRC, LLC (Eliza Kraft Olander and Brian McHenry); and Ron de Lange. The other two investment partners chose to keep their partnerships private.