Chris Huffine is in his 14th season as the team’s full-time video coach. Prior to joining the team full time, he spent two seasons as a part-time video coordinator with the club, handling video breakdown during home games in Greensboro and taping future opponents during the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons. Huffine is now responsible for all pre-scouting of future opponents. He works closely with the coaching staff, putting together scouting reports for individual players as well as the team. His work includes breaking down the other teams’ systems and tendencies, including forecheck, power plays and penalty kills, and putting together meetings for the coaches to inform the players. In addition to preparing for the opponent, he also breaks down games as they happen on a laptop editing system so that coaches and players have access to the information immediately during and after the game.
Prior to working with the Hurricanes, Huffine served as the video coordinator for the Greensboro Monarchs for five seasons from 1990-1997. In addition to being a member of the 2005-06 Stanley Cup Champions, he was also chosen to represent USA Hockey as the video coach for the 2006 Men’s Olympic Team in Turin, Italy.
Chris and his wife, Heather, reside in Raleigh, with their sons, Samuel and Jacob.