The stats from Jeff Daniels’ four plus years as a Carolina Hurricanes player are nothing to write home about. Daniels’ role was that of a fourth-line role player and penalty kill specialist. In the 2002 playoffs, he paired with Craig and Kevyn Adams on the fourth line and was also a key contributor on the penalty kill. In his time as a Canes player, he was a consummate professional shuttling in and out of the lineup and taking whatever role he was given by head coach Paul Maurice.
Daniels’ contributions to the Carolina Hurricanes franchise extend past his time as a player. After retiring following the 2002-03 season, Jeff Daniels took a position as an assistant coach. He was in that role when Coach Peter Laviolette led the team a Stanley Cup victory in June 2006 making Daniels one of the few people who were part of both the 2002 and the 2006 runs to the finals and unique in that he did one as a player and one as a coach.
Jeff Daniels next went on to Coach the Charlotte Checkers for five years.
Jeff Daniels’ 20 years in a variety of roles with the Carolina Hurricanes history include playing on a Stanley Cup Finalist, being an assistant coach on a Stanley Cup Champion and coaching the team’s minor league affiliate.