Ottawa Senators’ Matt Duchene (95) moves the puck against Carolina Hurricanes’ Jaccob Slavin (74) and Brett Pesce (22) during first-period NHL hockey play in Ottawa, Ontario, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)
Ottawa Senators’ Matt Duchene (95) moves the puck against Carolina Hurricanes’ Jaccob Slavin (74) and Brett Pesce (22) during first-period NHL hockey play in Ottawa, Ontario, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP) Fred Chartrand AP
Ottawa Senators’ Matt Duchene (95) moves the puck against Carolina Hurricanes’ Jaccob Slavin (74) and Brett Pesce (22) during first-period NHL hockey play in Ottawa, Ontario, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP) Fred Chartrand AP

In more than 30 years at The N&O, Chip Alexander has covered the N.C. State, UNC, Duke and East Carolina beats, and now is in his 11th season on the Carolina Hurricanes beat. Alexander, who has won numerous writing awards at the state and national level, covered the Hurricanes’ move to North Carolina in 1997 and was a part of The N&O’s coverage of the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup run.