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18:55  13 august  2019
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The Carolina Hurricanes are an American professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina . They play in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Jason Mark Muzzatti (born February 3, 1970) is a Canadian-Italian former professional ice hockey goaltender, and the current goaltending coach for the Michigan State Spartans. Muzzatti played four seasons at Michigan State University with a record of 83 wins, 34 losses, and 6 ties.

Carolina Hurricanes hire Jason Muzzatti as goaltending coach© Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

If you were a fan of the Hartford Whalers in the mid-nineties, you may remember the team acquiring a young first-round goaltender off waivers from the Calgary Flames named Jason Muzzatti. Now nearly 25 years later Muzzatti is on his way back to the franchise, this time as the goaltending coach for the Carolina Hurricanes. Muzzatti has been hired to join Rod Brind’Amour’s staff for the upcoming season after Mike Bales resigned and went to the Buffalo Sabres earlier this offseason.

Muzzatti certainly isn’t a new face for Brind’Amour to get used to. Not only did the pair face off in the NHL, but they were teammates at Michigan State University during the 1988-89 season. Michigan State is where Muzzatti has been coaching the last several seasons, but will now get his first chance to work with an NHL franchise in this capacity. GM Don Waddell explained the hiring:

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The Hurricanes have agreed to terms with their new goaltending coach Mike Bales, a former NHL goalie who served in the same position for Carolina Hurricanes , carolinahurricanes .com and are trademarks of the Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club.

Jason Muzzatti . Wikipedia open wikipedia design. Muzzatti and former NCAA assistant coach Willie Mitchell co-founded Just Goalies, a training camp for young goaltenders.[3] NHL goaltender Ryan Miller credits Muzzatti for aiding his ^ Flint Generals hire Jason Muzzatti as new head coach .

Jason brings a wealth of experience as a former NHL goaltender and a coach at multiple levels. We believe he will fit in well in our coaches’ office and form strong relationships with our netminders.

Goaltending was an unexpected bright spot for the Hurricanes last season when the tandem of Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney helped them all the way to the Eastern Conference Final, but it will be tested once again with a new group. James Reimer and Anton Forsberg were both brought in to compete to be Mrazek’s backup, while young Alex Nedeljkovic is still waiting for his opportunity at the NHL level. Muzzatti will need to get the most out of each player if the Hurricanes (and Charlotte Checkers for that matter) are to experience the same kind of success in 2019-20.

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