Ron Francis Removed from Carolina Hurricanes GM Role

posted by Rob Whiteside - 

Head Coach Ron Francis of the Carolina Hurricanes looks on from the draft table during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 27, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) --

The Carolina Hurricanes are searching for a new general manager after announcing Wednesday that Ron Francis will transition into a new role with the team.

"Since I took control of the team, I've had a good chance to be around and assess the operations," said owner Tom Dundon. "There are a lot of good people working in the organization, but I feel that a change in direction is needed when it comes to hockey personnel decisions.

"Ron is a smart and talented hockey man. I am glad that he will continue to be a part of the team, serving in this new role," Dundon added.

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