Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters resigns

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CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 3: Head coach Bill Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes speaks to his players during an NHL game against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 3, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) --

The Carolina Hurricanes announced Friday that head coach Bill Peters has resigned his position.

The team will immediately begin its search for a new head coach.

Peters compiled a career record of 137-138-53 in four seasons, after being named head coach for the Hurricanes on June 19, 2014.

"I want to thank Tom Dundon, Peter Karmanos and Ron Francis for the trust they put in me to lead the team," said Peters. "I feel the incoming general manager should have the ability to hire his own head coach. I also want to thank Don Waddell and the entire front office and PNC Arena staff. This business requires hard work and long hours, and I greatly appreciate the efforts of the many people I have worked alongside during the past four years.

"We enjoyed our time in Raleigh, and my family will always feel a connection to North Carolina. I feel like this is a good time to move on, and I am looking forward to my next challenge."

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