'Canes GM Rutherford among new minority owners

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford was announced as one of the 10 new investors that will serve as minority owners of the franchise.

Rutherford inked an extension earlier this season that will keep him in charge of the club's hockey operations through the 2015-16 campaign. In his 18th season with the franchise, he is the second-longest tenured GM in the NHL.

The other named new partners are Michael Kahn; Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. (James Goodmon, A.J. Fletcher Foundation); Matthew Szulik; Ice Puck LLC (Orris Temple Sloan, Jr.); Clancy & Theys Construction (David Tim Clancy, Joel Thomas Irving Clancy, Kathryn Virginia Clancy, Robert Todd Clancy, Sarah Elizabeth Sturm); Hurricanes Investment, LLC (Abel Zalcberg, Barbara Zalcberg); and Whitney Holdings Inc. (Frederick J. Whitney, Timothy M. Whitney).

The remaining two investors have chosen to keep their partnerships private.

"These new partners are devoted to the continued success of the Hurricanes in North Carolina," said Hurricanes majority owner and CEO Peter Karmanos in a statement. "Their investments in our team further solidify our franchise's standing in the National Hockey League and the North Carolina sports community."

Nine of the new partners are based in North Carolina.