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Carolina Hurricanes

Founded:1972GM:Don Waddell
Owned By:Tom DundonCoach:Rod Brind’Amour
Home Rink:PNC ArenaCaptain:Jordan Staal

The Carolina Hurricanes (colloquially known as the Canes) are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Central Division. The Hurricanes play their home games at the 18,680-seat PNC Arena.

The franchise was formed in 1971 as the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association (WHA). The franchise joined the NHL in 1979 as part of the NHL–WHA merger, renaming themselves the Hartford Whalers. The team relocated to North Carolina in 1997, rebranding themselves as the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes won the 2006 Stanley Cup over the Edmonton Oilers, giving the state of North Carolina its first, and as of 2021, only major professional sports championship.

Deeper Dive

2021-22 Season Roster

ForwardsDefensemenGoaltenders
Sebastian AhoEthan BearFrederik Andersen
Max DomiIan Cole
Jesper FastAnthony DeAngeloAntti Raanta
Seth JarvisEric Gelinas
Jesperi KotkaniemiBrett Pesce
Steven LorentzBrady Skjei
Jordan MartinookJaccob Slavin
Martin NecasBrendan Smith
Nino Niederreiter
Jordan Staal
Derek Stepan
Andrei Svechnikov
Teuvo Teravainen
Vincent Trocheck

Carolina Hurricanes Jersey History

To be fair, the ‘Canes did have a tough act to follow, at least in the uniform department. For all the Whalers’ faults, nearly everyone agrees the team had some truly sweet duds, centred by one of the most artistically brilliant logos to ever grace an NHL jersey. Read More…

Brian Pothier Carolina Hurricanes
Brian Pothier, Carolina Hurricanes (Courtesy Carolina Hurricanes media archives)

The Players

More Hurricanes History

Hurricanes & Their Fans: One Big Family

Traditionally, the Carolina Hurricanes show their gratitude to their fans in the last week of every regular season. Since there wasn’t a fan appreciation week for the 2019-20 season, the Hurricanes have chosen to call Dec. 14-20 their virtual fan appreciation week. The appreciation week is well deserved — these fans are a faithful breed that value their team like family and the support is more than praiseworthy. Read More…

Brett Hedican Carolina Hurricanes
Brett Hedican of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates winning the 2006 Stanley Cup. (Courtesy Carolina Hurricanes Media Archives)

Captains

Head Coaches History

  • Rod Brind’Amour: Oct. 4, 2018 – Present
  • Bill Peters: Oct. 10, 2014 – April 7, 2018
  • Kirk Muller: Nov. 29, 2011 – April 13, 2014
  • Paul Maurice: Dec. 4, 2008 – Nov. 27, 2011
  • Peter Laviolette: Dec. 18, 2003 – Nov. 30, 2008
  • Paul Maurice: Nov. 7, 1995 – Dec. 14, 2003
  • Paul Holmgren: Jan. 21 – Nov. 5, 1995
  • Pierre McGuire: Nov. 17, 1993 – April 14, 1994
  • Paul Holmgren: Oct. 6, 1992 – Nov. 13, 1993
  • Jim Roberts:  Oct. 5, 1991 – May 1, 1992
  • Rick Ley: Oct. 5, 1989 – April 13, 1991
  • Larry Pleau: Feb. 7, 1988 – April 9, 1989
  • Jack Evans: Oct. 5, 1983 – Feb. 6, 1988
  • John Cunniff: March 8 – April 3, 1983
  • Larry Pleau: Jan. 27 – March 6, 1983
  • Larry Kish: Oct. 6, 1982 – Jan. 23, 1983
  • Larry Pleau: Feb. 22, 1981 – April 4, 1982
  • Don Blackburn: Oct. 11, 1979 – Feb. 19, 1981

Retired Numbers

General Managers History

  • Don Waddell: May 8, 2018 – Present
  • Ron Francis: April 28, 2014 – March 7, 2018
  • Jim Rutherford: June 28, 1994 – April 28, 2014
  • Paul Holmgren: Sept. 8, 1993 – June 28, 1994
  • Brian Burke: May 26, 1992 – Sept. 1, 1993
  • Eddie Johnston: May 11, 1989 – May 12, 1992
  • Emile Francis: May 2, 1983 – May 11, 1989
  • Larry Pleau: April 2, 1981 – May 2, 1983
  • Jack Kelley: May 6, 1977 – April 2, 1981

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