Sergei Samsonov is in his eighth year of working in the Hurricanes’ hockey operations department and his fifth year in forwards development. Samsonov played 13 NHL seasons before joining the Hurricanes as an amateur scout in September 2014.
A first-round selection, eighth overall, of the Boston Bruins in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Samsonov totaled 235 goals and 336 assists (571 points) in 888 career games with the Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Hurricanes and Florida Panthers. The Moscow native captured the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie in 1997-98, after tallying 47 points (22g, 25a) in his first NHL season, and played in the 2001 NHL All-Star Game. Samsonov was acquired by the Hurricanes in January 2008, and totaled 54 goals and 81 assists (135 points) in 249 regular-season games with Carolina. Internationally, Samsonov represented Russia at the 1996 and 1997 World Junior Championships, the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Peter Harrold is in his second season with the Hurricanes and his first in defensemen development. Harrold is responsible for working with all defensemen in the Hurricanes system, including drafted players in the Canadian major-junior hockey leagues, college, ECHL and American Hockey League (AHL). He previously worked in skills development with the Hurricanes during the 2020-21 season.
Harrold registered 42 points (13g, 29a) in 274 career NHL games with Los Angeles and New Jersey from 2006-15. He also posted 129 points (21g, 108a) in 255 career AHL games with Manchester, Albany and Chicago from 2006-16, earning selection to the AHL All-Star Game in 2007 and 2008. Prior to turning professional, Harrold played four seasons at Boston College from 2002-06, where he appeared in two Frozen Fours, including the 2006 National Championship game. As a senior in 2005-06, he served as the Eagles’ captain and was named the Hockey East Defensive Defenseman of the Year. During his collegiate career, Harrold was a three-time Hockey East All-Academic Team selection and twice captured Boston College’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
A native of Kirtland Hills, Ohio, Harrold also represented the United States at the 2009 IIHF World Championship.
Jason Muzzatti is in his third season with the Hurricanes and his second as the team’s goaltender development coach. Muzzatti is responsible for working with all goaltenders in the Hurricanes’ minor-league system, including drafted players in the Canadian major-junior hockey leagues, ECHL and American Hockey League (AHL). He previously served as the Hurricanes’ goaltending coach during the 2019-20 season.
Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Muzzatti spent four seasons as goaltending coach for his alma mater, Michigan State University. Previously, the Toronto, Ont., native coached for two seasons in the International Hockey League (IHL), serving as assistant coach and then head coach for the Flint Generals. In 2009-10, he led the Generals to the IHL Finals, earning league coach of the year honors. Muzzatti also cofounded the highly-successful “Just Goalies” camps in 1999, and continues to operate the camps in East Lansing, Mich., and Indianapolis, Ind.
Selected by the Calgary Flames in the first round, 21st overall, of the 1988 NHL Draft, Muzzatti played 16 seasons of professional hockey in the NHL, IHL, American Hockey League (AHL) and European leagues in Germany, Finland and Italy. He appeared in 61 career NHL games with Calgary, Hartford, San Jose and the New York Rangers, posting an 18-15-6 record with a 3.34 goals-against average. Prior to turning professional, he established himself as one of the greatest netminders in Michigan State history, helping the Spartans to two CCHA championships, three NCAA tournament appearances and a Frozen Four, and ranking second in school history in wins (83). Muzzatti was teammates with current Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour during the 1988-89 season at Michigan State.