Carolina signs coach Bill Peters to 3-year extension

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters stands behind his bench during an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Thursday, March 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have signed coach Bill Peters to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

General manager Ron Francis announced the deal Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Peters has a record of 65-72-27 in two seasons while leading the Hurricanes' rebuilding project. They finished this season sixth in the Metropolitan Division with a 35-31-16 record, but earned 86 points – their most since 2010-11, and a 15-point improvement from Peters' first year.

Peters was entering the final year of a three-year contract he signed in June 2014, when he was hired to take over for the fired Kirk Muller and revive a team that has reached the playoffs just once since winning the Stanley Cup in 2006. Carolina's seven-year postseason drought is the longest among Eastern Conference teams.