RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Sunday that executive vice president and assistant general manager Jason Karmanos was relieved of his duties with the team.
The news of the executive-level shake-up, relieving the son of majority owner, Peter Karmanos, Jr., comes just three days before Carolina’s training camp begins with player physicals and team photos on Sept. 11
The team did not release any further details regarding any reason for the move except that Karmanos’ duties would be assumed by vice president of hockey operations Ron Francis and video scout/hockey operations assistant Darren Yorke.
Karmanos had served as Carolina’s assistant general manager for 15 years, working with president and general Manager Jim Rutherford and Francis in player evaluations, contract negotiations and player movements.
His other responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the hockey club and the Hurricanes’ minor-league affiliates in the American Hockey League (AHL) and East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
After rejoining the organization in June 2008 as executive director of hockey operations, he returned to his role as vice president and assistant general manager in December 2009.
Before that time, Karmanos served as the team’s vice president and assistant general manager from 1998-2007 and was in that role when the Hurricanes captured the Stanley Cup in 2006, marking the first championship of his career.