Bill Peters is likely to find himself on the outside looking in after former players began coming out and talking about his bad deeds from years ago.
On Tuesday, former Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordán took to Twitter and accused the Calgary Flames head coach of physical abuse. In a series of tweets, Jordán said Peters kicked him and punched an unnamed player in the head during a game.
“After years making it to the NHL had experience with the worst coach ever by far [sic]. Kicking me and punching [another] player to the head during the game…then pretending like nothing happened,” Jordán wrote.
Jordán played with the Hurricanes for three seasons after being drafted by them in 2008. Peters, who led Carolina from 2014-18, was his coach for his final two seasons.
Peters was not allowed to coach the team on Wednesday night.
“Our review into the allegations from last evening continues,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving said. “This is a very serious matter and we want to be thorough in our review.”
Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour, who was an assistant coach under Peters during Jordán’s time in Carolina, confirmed Jordán’s allegations against Peters.
“It for sure happened, the two issues that are in question,” he said.
His accusations came after former NHL player Akim Aliu alleged on Twitter that Peters made racist comments to him when he played for the AHL’s Rockford Ice Hogs.
Aliu wrote that Peters “dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music.”
“He walked in before a morning pre-game skate and said ‘Hey Akim, I’m sick of you playing that n—– s—,’ ” Aliu told TSN. “He said ‘I’m sick of hearing this n—–s f—— other n—–s in the ass stuff.’
“He then walked out like nothing ever happened. You could hear a pin drop in the room, everything went dead silent. I just sat down in my stall, didn’t say a word.”