Carolina Hurricanes

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Carolina Hurricanes
2019–20 Carolina Hurricanes season
Conference Eastern
Division Metropolitan
Founded 1972
History New England Whalers
19721979 (WHA)
Hartford Whalers
19791997 (NHL)
Carolina Hurricanes
1997–present
Home arena PNC Arena
City Raleigh, North Carolina
Colors Red, white, gray, black[1][2]
                   
Media Fox Sports South
ESPN The Fan (99.9 FM)
The Buzz (620 AM)
Owner(s) Tom Dundon
General manager Don Waddell[3]
Head coach Rod Brind'Amour[3]
Captain Jordan Staal[4]
Minor league affiliates Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1 (2005–06)
Conference championships 2 (2001–02, 2005–06)
Presidents' Trophies 0
Division championships 3 (1998–99, 2001–02, 2005–06)
Official website www.nhl.com/hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes are an ice hockey team that plays in the NHL. The team's home arena is PNC Arena, in Raleigh, North Carolina. They won the Stanley Cup during the 2005-2006 season by beating the Edmonton Oilers. They play in Raleigh, North Carolina, but they moved in 1999 from Hartford, Connecticut, where they were known as the Hartford Whalers. They play in the Metropolitan Division of the NHL.

The name "Hurricanes" was chosen because the eastern part of North Carolina is often hit by hurricanes during tropical storm season.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Table of Contents" (PDF). Carolina Hurricanes 2018-19 Media Guide. NHL Enterprises, L.P. September 26, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  2. "Carolina Hurricanes Brand Assets". CarolinaHurricanes.com. NHL Enterprises, L.P. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Williams, Terrell (May 8, 2018). "Hurricanes Name Rod Brind'Amour as Head Coach". CarolinaHurricanes.com. NHL Enterprises, L.P. Retrieved May 8, 2018. The team also announced that Don Waddell will officially serve as president and general manager.
  4. Canes PR (September 29, 2019). "Canes Name Jordan Staal as Team Captain". NHL.com. Retrieved September 29, 2019.

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