DETROIT >> The Wings are in search for a new assistant coach after Bill Peters was named the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Wings general manager Ken Holland will take him time filling the position.
“Mike Babcock’s done a good job in finding replacements when we’ve lost people,” Holland said. “I’ll talk to him in the next day or two. We’ll start out by exchanging ideas. I’m sure some people will reach out to us and tell us that they’re interested in the job in Detroit and we’ll slowly find a replacement.”
Peters, who spent the last three seasons in Detroit, replaces Kirk Muller in Carolina and will be introduced Friday as the Hurricanes’ 13th coach in franchise history.
Peters, 48, was primarily in charge of the penalty kill and defensemen while with the Wings.
“I’m sure Mike is thinking about it right now,” Holland said. “I’m in no rush. There have been so many people let go in the industry the last month I’m sure there’s a few looking for another opportunity. And I’m sure there are people with real good experience in the American League or juniors that would like an opportunity. We’ll have some good candidates and we’ll eventually find somebody.”
Peters also interviewed for the vacancy in Florida and was reportedly a top candidate for the job in Pittsburgh.