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JIM RUTHERFORD NAMED BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR

Friday, 12.22.2006 / 3:12 PM ET / News
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JIM RUTHERFORD NAMED BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Triangle Business Journal selects Hurricanes’ President/General Manager for annual honor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Dec. 22, 2006

RALEIGH, NC—Triangle Business Journal today named Carolina Hurricanes President/General Manager Jim Rutherford its Businessperson of the Year for 2006. The weekly publication hits newsstands today and carries multiple stories and photographs featuring Rutherford.

“I would like to thank Triangle Business Journal for the honor of being named Businessperson of the Year,” said Rutherford. “I receive this recognition on behalf of our company, the Carolina Hurricanes, that has a very strong owner in Peter Karmanos, an extremely dedicated and determined full-time staff led by the Executive Committee of Mike Amendola, Jason Karmanos and Dave Olsen, and our very professional part-time staff.

“A thank you is due to the players and the coaches who are the product that drives the success of our business. I share with them a special appreciation of the corporate community and the fans that are the lifeblood of our business.”

Earlier this year, Rutherford’s NHL management peers voted him The Sporting News’ Executive of the Year for the 2005-06 season, which saw the Hurricanes break franchise records for wins (52) and points (112) in the regular season, and capture the Stanley Cup after a 25-game postseason run. The Stanley Cup victory brought North Carolina its first major-league sports championship, as well as the Hurricanes franchise’s first championship since joining the NHL in the 1979-80 season. The Hurricanes relocated to North Carolina from Hartford, Conn., prior to the 1997-98 NHL season.

“From a goalie in Canada to a manager of youth hockey in Detroit, Jim Rutherford has exemplified leadership throughout his career,” said Charlene Grunwaldt, Publisher of TBJ. “Through his exceptional judgment of talent and operational strategy, Jim brought the Stanley Cup to the Triangle. The impact of this achievement is immeasurable. We are very pleased to recognize Jim Rutherford as Triangle Business Journal's 2006 Businessperson of the Year.”

Triangle Business Journal is a weekly business newspaper covering the 13-county area around Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill. It is owned by Charlotte-based American City Business Journals, the country's largest publisher of weekly business journals.

The Carolina Hurricanes will take on the New York Islanders tonight at the RBC Center (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network) before traveling to South Florida for a Saturday night meeting with the Panthers at BankAtlantic Center (7:30 p.m., FSN South HD, Hurricanes Radio Network). Individual-game tickets for all Hurricanes home games in December and January, including Rod Brind’Amour Night on Dec. 29 against Anaheim, are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via www.CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.

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