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Video and Quotes: Mike Vellucci introduced as Charlotte Checkers head coach

July 13th, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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Justin Lape

The Charlotte Checkers introduced Mike Vellucci as head coach on Thursday after four seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes as assistant general manager and director of hockey operations. Vellucci will continue to serve the Hurricanes front office in those roles but will be the Checkers’ full time bench boss moving forward. The move comes after Ulf Samuelsson was hired as assistant coach of the Chicago Blackhawks after just one season as head coach of the Checkers.

Vellucci most recently was head coach of the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League from 2001-2014 before being brought …

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Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Janne Kuokkanen, Julien Gauthier, July 13, 2017, Warren Foegele

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