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Hurricanes extend Peters through 2018-19

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have signed coach Bill Peters to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

General manager Ron Francis announced the deal Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Peters has a record of 65-72-27 in two seasons while leading the Hurricanes' rebuilding project. They finished this season sixth in the Metropolitan Division with a 35-31-16 record, but earned 86 points - their most since 2010-11, and a 15-point improvement from Peters' first year.

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