I'm a sports fan with a background in sports writing, editing and design. I grew up in Western Massachusetts and graduated from a college in Central New York with my degree in journalism. I moved to the Triangle in early 2000. You can also read some of my work at HockeysFuture.com, where I serve as the Hurricanes team writer.
When the Carolina Hurricanes raise No. 17 to the rafters Friday, up with it will go the legacy of one of the game's hardest working and determined players. While he is defined by his Stanley Cup-winning efforts in 2006, Rod Brind'Amour has always been much more.