Carolina Hurricanes

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Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes logo
founding November 1971
history New England Whalers
1972 - 1979
Hartford Whalers
1979 - 1997
Carolina Hurricanes
since 1997
Stadion PNC Arena
Location Raleigh , North Carolina
Team colors Red, black, silver, white
league National Hockey League
Conference Eastern Conference
division Metropolitan Division
Head coach CanadaCanada Rod Brind'Amour
Team captain CanadaCanada Jordan Staal
General manager United StatesUnited States Don Waddell
owner United StatesUnited States Tom Dundon  (majority) Peter Karmanos
United StatesUnited States
Cooperations Charlotte Checkers ( AHL )
Greenville Swamp Rabbits ( ECHL )
Stanley Cups 2006
Conference title 2001/02 , 2005/06
Division title 1998/99 , 2001/02 , 2005/06

The Carolina Hurricanes ( IPA : [kæɹəˈlaɪnə ˈhʌɹɪˌkeɪns] ) are an American ice hockey franchise of the National Hockey League from Raleigh , North Carolina . It was founded in November 1971 as a franchise of the World Hockey Association under the name New England Whalers and began playing at the beginning of the 1972/73 season . After the dissolution of the WHA in 1979, the Whalers were included together with three other teams in the NHL, where they competed for the first time in the 1979/80 season. At the same time, they changed their name to Hartford Whalers . Before the 1997/98 season , the company moved and renamed it to its current name. The team colors are red, black, silver and white.

The Hurricanes play their games in the PNC Arena . The team's performance has fluctuated a lot since moving from Hartford. The first Stanley Cup final participation in 2002 was followed by two years without participation in the playoffs, before the prestigious trophy was won in 2006. Since then, the team sank back into the league average.


The team was founded under the name New England Whalers in 1971 when the World Hockey Association announced it was opening a franchise in Boston . The league started its first season in 1972 and the Whalers won the first championship. In 1974 the team moved to West Springfield , Massachusetts , and in 1975 to Hartford , Connecticut .

1979 the WHA disbanded and the New England Whalers joined the National Hockey League . Since there was another team in the New England Territory with the Boston Bruins, the name was changed to Hartford Whalers. The Whalers could not build on their achievements of the WHA.

The Greensboro Years

In March 1997, the team's owner, Peter Karmanos , announced the decision to leave Hartford. In July it was announced that the team would be relocated to North Carolina . The short-term move involved a change of the name to Carolina Hurricanes and the team colors. The games should now be played in the new Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena in Raleigh . But the arena was not yet finished and so you had to spend the first two years in Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro . But the whole thing posed problems because Raleigh, the actual hometown of the Hurricanes, is about 90 minutes from Greensboro. In addition, the two cities belong to different regions. And since Greensboro also had an American Hockey League ice hockey team, the Carolina Monarchs , the residents refused to go to the Hurricanes. The result was that you played in front of less than 10,000 spectators (the upper tier was separated with a curtain) and you had to accept financial losses.

In the 1998/99 season , around 12,000 spectators per game could now be attracted, but they remained well below the league average. In terms of sport, things went better and the team reached the playoffs for the first time since 1992 thanks to the returning long-time Whalers captain Ron Francis . The tragic high point of the season was the elimination in the first round against the Boston Bruins and shortly thereafter the fatal car accident of defender Steve Chiasson .

Upswing and Depression in Raleigh

In 1999/2000 the Hurricanes moved into the modern Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena in Raleigh, but the team missed the playoffs. 2000/01 the team reached the first round of the playoffs and was eliminated against the New Jersey Devils . In 2001/02 the team was able to draw attention to itself for the first time in the playoffs. The Hurricanes met the New Jersey Devils again, who were rated as very strong, but this time the Hurricanes prevailed.

In the second round, the team met the Canadiens de Montréal . In the fourth game of the series at the Molson Center in Montreal, Carolina was 1-2 in the series and 0-3 in the last period, but the Hurricanes fought their way up and equaled to 3-3 before the end of the game. Niclas Wallin scored in extra time . Carolina won the next two games against Montréal and moved into the Conference finals, where Carolina met the Toronto Maple Leafs . After five games it was 3-2 for the Hurricanes. In the sixth game they led until shortly before the end, but Mats Sundin equalized 22 seconds before the end of the game. Again Carolina had to go into extra time and again the Hurricanes were the winners, making it into the Stanley Cup final for the first time in their history.

The Hurricanes faced the Detroit Red Wings in the finals . In the first game of the final series, the Hurricanes defeated their opponent from Detroit. The Red Wings struck back and equalized. The third game went into the third overtime, where the Red Wings won. The Detroit Red Wings finally secured the Stanley Cup after five games. For the Carolina Hurricanes, it was by far the best season in their history to date.

The upswing did not last long and in the following two seasons they found themselves in the lower table regions of the league. The result was that the fans won by the sensational appearance in the playoffs in 2002 lost interest and the crowd decreased. One of the few positive things was that in 2003 you could draft a great talent in Eric Staal . In November 2003, the coach Paul Maurice , who coached the team when it was still based in Hartford, was fired. He was succeeded by Peter Laviolette , who was previously employed as a coach with the New York Islanders .

The best season of the franchise

2005/06 was the most successful regular season in the 34-year franchise history. For the first time, you won more than 50 games and managed to break the 100 point limit. The team also finished first in the Southeast Division and third in the league. The average attendance was just under 15,600 per game and for the first time since moving to North Carolina, the team was able to generate a profit. Shortly before the end of the transfer window, the Hurricanes had signed veterans Doug Weight and Mark Recchi to strengthen the team for the playoffs.

The 2006 playoffs began with two home losses to the Montréal Canadiens. The Hurricanes retaliated against the Canadiens and won the next two games in Montreal and added two more wins. The move into the next round was made.

In round 2, the New Jersey Devils were waiting. A close series was expected, but it was very one-sided. In the first game the Hurricanes won 6-0 and goalkeeper Cam Ward , who ousted Martin Gerber as number one in the playoffs, celebrated his first playoff shutout . Game 2 turned out to be more balanced. Only three seconds before the end of the game could Eric Staal equalize the game to 2-2 and in overtime, like against Montreal 2002, Niclas Wallin was the winning goal scorer and scored the decisive goal for the Hurricanes. Game 3 could also be won 3-2. In the fourth game, the New Jersey Devils kept a chance to advance to the next round with a clear 5-1 win, but in the fifth game, the Hurricanes could win the series with the same result.

The conference final against the Buffalo Sabers was very close. After three games, Buffalo led 2-1 wins, but Carolina won the next game with a 4-0 shutout win and the following game too. In the sixth game the Sabers had the upper hand and won 2-1 in extra time. In the decisive seventh game, Buffalo led 2-1 in the second period, but the Hurricanes scored three more times to make it 4-2. For the second time within a short time they were now in the Stanley Cup final.

The Stanley Cup triumph

In the final, for the first time in NHL history, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Edmonton Oilers faced two former WHA teams. In the first game of the final series Carolina was in between 0-3, but in the last third it was 4-4 and after Edmonton's goalkeeper Dwayne Roloson was injured, his substitute Ty Conklin blundered 30 seconds before the end and Carolina won with 5-4 . Edmonton replaced Dwayne Roloson, who had failed for the rest of the series, with Finnish goalkeeper Jussi Markkanen . He didn't make a good debut and the Hurricanes won 5-0. Game 3 was won by the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 and in game four the Hurricanes reversed the result and won 2-1. Carolina now had the chance to win the Stanley Cup in her own hall in the next game. In Raleigh it was 3-3 after 60 minutes, but the Hurricanes lost the game in extra time. In the sixth game, the Hurricanes gambled away their second chance to secure the cup and were clearly defeated 0-4.

Now the series 3-3 was even and the decisive game took place on the ice of the Hurricanes. In Game 7, the Hurricanes took an early lead through Aaron Ward . In the second period, the Hurricanes increased to 2-0, before the Oilers decreased to 2-1 in the final period. Minutes before the end of the game, the Edmonton Oilers took their goalkeeper out of the game to send another attacker onto the ice so they could get to extra time. The Hurricanes countered an attack by the Oilers and Justin Williams hit the Oilers' empty goal 61 seconds from time to make the decisive 3-1.

The Hurricanes celebrated the first Stanley Cup win in their franchise history. Hurricanes goalkeeper Cam Ward, 22, was honored with the Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Player of the Playoffs. Ward is only the fourth rookie to receive this honor.

Rod Brind'Amour and Bret Hedican had to wait 15 years before they could finally win the Stanley Cup. Glen Wesley , the last remaining Hartford Whalers player in the Carolina Hurricanes roster, had to wait 18 years.

Negative entry in the history books

After the Stanley Cup victory, the Hurricanes had a few departures. Doug Weight and Mark Recchi returned to their old teams in St. Louis and Pittsburgh. Matt Cullen joined the New York Rangers and goalkeeper Martin Gerber joined the Ottawa Senators.

The Hurricanes got off to a poor start in the 2006/07 season as defending champions when they could only get one point from their first four games. But the team recovered and was able to orientate itself towards the playoff places. But the Hurricanes had to contend with injury problems. Important pillars such as František Kaberle and Cory Stillman failed in the long term. In addition, a new line-up of the defense ranks had to be made again and again, as there was always another player from the defensive department on the list of injured. In addition, the young stars Eric Staal and Justin Williams, like many other players, were unable to match their form of the previous year. Goalkeeper Cam Ward, who had become an unexpected hero on his way to the Stanley Cup, wasn't playing consistently enough either. Veterans Rod Brind'Amour and Ray Whitney were among the few bright spots on the team. Brind'Amour played his best season in the Hurricanes jersey, Whitney even completed the best of his career at the age of 34. But the Hurricanes didn't make it into the playoffs. Already in the preseason they made NHL history when they met the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup final and thus for the first time two former WHA teams faced each other in the final, this time both teams made history because for the first time neither the Stanley Cup winners and last year's finalists could qualify for the playoffs.


The facade of the PNC Arena ( still called the RBC Center )

The Hurricanes have played their home games at the PNC Arena , an 18,730-seat multi-purpose arena in Raleigh , North Carolina , since 1999 . The hall, planned and opened as Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena , bore this name until 2002. In 2002, RBC Centura Bank bought the naming rights to the arena and gave it the name RBC Center . The company originally held the naming rights for the arena until 2022 and paid 80 million US dollars for the entire 20-year period. RBC Centura was taken over by PNC Financial Services on June 19, 2011 , so the building was renamed PNC Arena on March 15, 2012 .

From 1997 to 1999 the club played in the Greensboro Coliseum , which opened in 1959 and has a capacity of 21,273 seats for ice hockey events. After the hall construction in Raleigh only began with the move of the Hurricanes from Hartford, the team bridged the first two seasons in Greensboro, about 120 kilometers away. After an extensive renovation in 1993, the Greensboro Coliseum is the largest hall in North Carolina. In earlier years teams from the American Hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League played there .

Farm teams

season Farm team league
1997/98 Richmond Renegades ECHL
1997 / 98-1998 / 99 Beast of New Haven AHL
1998 / 99–2018 / 19 Florida Everblades ECHL
1999 / 00–2000 / 01 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL
2001/02–2005/06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL
2006 / 07–2009 / 10 Albany River Rats AHL
since 2010/11 Charlotte Checkers AHL
since 2019/20 Greenville Swamp Rabbits ECHL

Like all NHL teams, the Hurricanes also have several farm teams in lower-tier leagues . The Hurricanes have had the most important and best talent factory since the beginning of the 2010/11 season in Charlotte in the US state of North Carolina , where the Charlotte Checkers play in the American Hockey League . The American Hockey League is declared as a minor league of class AAA and thus the highest possible level below the NHL. In addition to the AHL club, the Hurricanes have been working with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits from the ECHL since the beginning of the 2019/20 season , after having had a cooperation with the Florida Everblades there for over 20 years .

After moving from Hartford, the ECHL continued to work with the Richmond Renegades for a year, while the AHL had found a new partner in Beast of New Haven . The Lowell Lock Monsters were partners in the AHL from 2001 to 2006 and the Albany River Rats from 2006 to 2010 .

Achievements and honors

Sporting successes

Stanley Cups
Conference Championships season
Prince of Wales Trophy 2001/02 , 2005/06
Division Championships season
Southeast Division 1998/99 , 2001/02 , 2005/06

The Carolina Hurricanes celebrated their biggest success since moving from Hartford in the 2005/06 season when they won the prestigious Stanley Cup for the first time . They defeated the Edmonton Oilers in the final series in the decisive seventh game. With the entry into the final series was connected to winning the Prince of Wales Trophy , which the Hurricanes had already won in the 2001/02 season , when they also moved into the finals as the best team of the NHL Eastern Conference . At that time, however, they were clearly defeated by the Detroit Red Wings in five games.

In addition to these titles, there are three other titles as winners of the Southeast Division .

NHL Awards and All-Star Team Nominations

Since the franchise was founded , a Carolina Hurricanes player has won one of the individual NHL awards six times . In addition, one player made it into one of the all-star teams and two into the all-rookie team .

NHL All-Star Game Nominations

So far, a total of 18 Carolina Hurricanes players have been voted into the All-Star Game by fans because of their popularity or have been nominated by coaches based on their performance.

After no player from the Hurricanes 1998 was taken into account, in 1999, Artūrs Irbe and Keith Primeau two players took part in the All-Star Game. After the representative in the following year, Sami Kapanen , did not enter the scorer list, it was reserved for Sandis Ozoliņš in 2001 with a submission to be the first scorer for the Hurricanes in an All-Star Game. A year later, shortly before the end of the game, he prepared another goal. At the end this time came Sami Kapanen, who hit the empty goal. Eric Staal has had four participations for Carolina so far and thus also holds the franchise record. In 2007 he was on the roster with Justin Williams . Williams first put a goal on Staal before adding himself to the list of goalscorers. In 2008 Eric Staal was able to turn a narrow deficit with one goal and an assist in the last few minutes. With another goal in the first third, he was the best scorer and was voted the most valuable player in the All-Star Game. In 2011, three Hurricanes players were nominated for an NHL All-Star Game for the first time. In addition to Eric Staal, these were also goalkeeper Cam Ward and rookie Jeff Skinner . All three played together in the Staal team and both field players entered the scorer list.

Season statistics

Abbreviations: GP = games, W = wins, L = defeats, T = draws, OTL = defeats after overtime , Pts = points, GF = goals scored, GA = goals conceded

season GP W. L. T OTL Pts GF GA space Playoffs
1997/98 82 33 41 8th - 74 200 219 6th, Northeast not qualified
1998/99 82 34 30th 18th - 86 210 202 1st, Southeast Conference quarterfinals lost, 2-4 ( Boston )
1999/00 82 37 35 10 0 84 217 216 3rd, Southeast not qualified
2000/01 82 38 32 9 3 88 212 225 2nd, Southeast Conference quarterfinals lost, 2-4 ( New Jersey )
2001/02 82 35 26th 16 5 91 217 217 1st, Southeast Victory in Conference quarter-finals, 4-2 ( New Jersey )
victory in Conference semi-finals, 4-2 ( Montréal )
victory in Conference final, 4-2 ( Toronto )
defeat in Stanley Cup final, 1-4 ( Detroit )
2002/03 82 22nd 43 11 6th 61 171 240 5th, Southeast not qualified
2003/04 82 28 34 14th 6th 76 172 209 3rd, Southeast not qualified
2004/05 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2005/06 82 52 22nd - 8th 112 294 260 1st, Southeast Conference quarter-finals win, 4-2 ( Montréal )
conference semi-finals, 4-1 ( New Jersey )
conference finals, 4: 3 ( Buffalo )
Stanley Cup finals , 4: 3 ( Edmonton )
2006/07 82 40 34 - 8th 88 241 253 3rd, Southeast not qualified
2007/08 82 43 33 - 6th 92 252 249 2nd, Southeast not qualified
2008/09 82 45 30th - 7th 97 239 226 2nd, Southeast Victory in Conference quarter-finals, 4-3 ( New Jersey )
victory in Conference semi-finals, 4-3 ( Boston )
defeat in Conference final, 0-4 ( Pittsburgh )
2009/10 82 35 37 - 10 80 230 256 4th, Southeast not qualified
2010/11 82 40 31 - 11 91 236 239 3rd, Southeast not qualified
2011/12 82 33 33 - 16 82 213 243 5th, Southeast not qualified
2012/13 2 48 19th 25th - 4th 42 128 160 3rd, Southeast not qualified
2013/14 82 36 35 - 11 81 201 225 7th, Metropolitan not qualified
2014/15 82 30th 41 - 11 71 188 226 8th, Metropolitan not qualified
2015/16 82 35 31 - 16 86 198 226 6th, Metropolitan not qualified
2016/17 82 36 31 - 15th 87 212 230 7th, Metropolitan not qualified
2017/18 82 36 35 - 11 83 225 253 6th, Metropolitan not qualified
2018/19 82 46 29 - 7th 99 243 221 4th, Metropolitan Victory in the Conference quarterfinals, 4-3 ( Washington )
victory in the Conference semifinals, 4-0 ( NY Islanders )
defeat in the Conference final, 0-4 ( Boston )
total 1688 753 688 86 161 1751 4413 4795 6 playoff appearances
16 series: 11 wins, 5 losses
93 games: 49 wins, 44 losses
1 season because of the NHL lockout 2004/05 failed
2 season shortened due to the 2012/13 NHL lockout

Franchise records

Listed here are all the records that have been set in the NHL since the franchise was founded, including the period from 1979 to 1997 when the franchise operated as Hartford Whalers .


Surname number
Most games Ron Francis 1,186 (in 16 seasons)
Most consecutive games Dave Tippett 419 (March 3, 1984 to October 7, 1989)
Most goals Ron Francis 382
Most templates Ron Francis 793
Most of the points Ron Francis 1,175 (382 goals + 793 assists)
Most penalty minutes Kevin Dineen 1,439
Most shutouts Cam Ward 27


Surname number season
Most goals Blaine Stoughton 56 1979/80
Most templates Ron Francis 69 1989/90
Most of the points Mike Rogers 105 (44 goals + 61 assists)
105 (40 goals + 65 assists)
Most points as a rookie Sylvain Turgeon 72 (40 goals + 32 assists) 1983/84
Most points as a defender Mark Howe 80 (24 goals + 56 assists) 1979/80
Most penalty minutes Torrie Robertson 358 1985/86
Most wins as a goalkeeper Cam Ward 39 2008/09

Team records

The records listed only include accomplishments achieved since moving and renaming the Carolina Hurricanes in 1997.


Surname number
Most games Eric Staal 909 (in 12 seasons)
Most goals Eric Staal 322
Most templates Eric Staal 453
Most of the points Eric Staal 775 (322 goals + 453 assists)
Most penalty minutes Eric Staal 678
Most shutouts Cam Ward 27


Surname number season
Most goals Eric Staal 45 2005/06
Most templates Rod Brind'Amour 56 2006/07
Most of the points Eric Staal 100 (45 goals + 55 assists) 2005/06
Most points as a rookie Jeff Skinner 63 (31 goals + 32 assists) 2010/11
Most points as a defender Justin Faulk 49 (15 goals + 34 assists) 2014/15
Most penalty minutes Stu Grimson 204 1997/98
Most wins as a goalkeeper Cam Ward 39 2008/09


Abbreviations: GC = games, W = wins, L = defeats, T = draws, OTL = defeats after
overtime , Pts = points, Pts% = point quota

Surname season Regular season Playoffs
GC W. L. T OTL Pts Pts% GC W. L.
Paul Maurice 1997 / 98–2003 / 04 * 522 207 219 80 16 510 .489 35 17th 18th
Peter Laviolette 2003/04 * - 2008/09 * 323 167 122 6th 28 368 .570 25th 16 9
Paul Maurice 2008/09 * –2011 / 12 * 246 116 100 - 30th 262 .532 18th 8th 10
Kirk Muller 2011 / 12–2013 / 14 187 80 80 - 27 187 .500 - - -
Bill Peters 2014 / 15–2017 / 18 328 137 138 - 53 327 .498 - - -
Rod Brind'Amour since 2018/19 82 46 29 - 7th 99 .604 15th 8th 7th

* Change during the current season

General manager

Surname season
Jim Rutherford 1997 / 98–2013 / 14
Ron Francis 2013 / 14–2017 / 18 *
Don Waddell since 2018/19

* Change during the current season

Similar to the trainer position, the position of general manager was occupied very continuously. Since the inaugural season 1997/98, the Canadian Jim Rutherford held this role, which he had before the team moved in 1994 with the Hartford Whalers . At the end of the 2013-14 season, Rutherford resigned from all offices with the Hurricanes and his previous assistant, Ron Francis , took over. Francis managed the team until March 2018, when he took over the position of President of Hockey Operations at the request of the new owner Tom Dundon , but was dismissed a little later. He was succeeded by Don Waddell .


Squad for the 2019/20 season

As of December 25, 2019

No. Nat. player Item Date of birth in org. since place of birth
34 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Petr Mrázek G February 14, 1992 2018 Ostrava , Czechoslovakia
47 CanadaCanada James Reimer G March 15, 1988 2019 Winnipeg , Manitoba , Canada
6th CanadaCanada Joel Edmundson D. June 28, 1993 2019 Brandon , Manitoba , Canada
4th CanadaCanada Haydn Fleury D. 0July 8, 1996 2014 Carlyle , Saskatchewan , Canada
51 United StatesUnited States Jake Gardiner D. 04th July 1990 2019 Deephaven , Minnesota , USA
19th CanadaCanada Dougie Hamilton D. 17th June 1993 2018 Toronto , Ontario , Canada
22nd United StatesUnited States Brett Pesce D. November 15, 1994 2015 Tarrytown , New York , USA
76 United StatesUnited States Brady Skjei D. March 26, 1994 2020 Lakeville , Minnesota , USA
74 United StatesUnited States Jaccob SlavinA D. 0May 1, 1994 2015 Denver , Colorado , USA
57 United StatesUnited States Trevor van Riemsdyk D. July 24, 1991 2017 Middletown Township , New Jersey , USA
45 FinlandFinland Sami Vatanen D. 0June 3, 1991 2020 Jyväskylä , Finland
20th FinlandFinland Sebastian Aho RW July 26, 1997 2016 Rauma , Finland
18th United StatesUnited States Ryan Dzingel LW 0March 9, 1992 2019 Wheaton , Illinois , USA
13 CanadaCanada Warren Foegele LW 0April 1, 1996 2017 Markham , Ontario , Canada
48 CanadaCanada Jordan MartinookA LW July 25, 1992 2018 Brandon , Manitoba , Canada
23 CanadaCanada Brock McGinn LW 0February 2, 1994 2013 Ontario , Ontario , Canada
88 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Martin Nečas C. January 15, 1999 2017 Nové Město na Moravě , Czech Republic
21st SwitzerlandSwitzerland Nino Niederreiter RW 0September 8, 1992 2019 Chur , Switzerland
11 CanadaCanada Jordan StaalC. C. September 10, 1988 2012 Thunder Bay , Ontario , Canada
37 RussiaRussia Andrei Svetschnikow RW March 26, 2000 2018 Barnaul , Russia
86 FinlandFinland Teuvo Teräväinen C. September 11, 1994 2016 Helsinki , Finland
16 United StatesUnited States Vincent Trocheck C. July 11, 1993 2020 Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA
14th Flags of Canada and the United States.svg Justin Williams RW 04th October 1981 2020 Cobourg , Ontario , Canada

Team captains

year Surname
1997-1998 Kevin Dineen
1998-1999 Keith Primeau
1999-2004 Ron Francis
2005-2010 Rod Brind'Amour (until game 48 of the 2009/10 season)
2010-2016 Eric Staal (from game 49 of the 2009/10 season)
2016-2017 four assistant captains ( Faulk , Rask , Skinner , J. Staal )
2017-2018 Justin Faulk & Jordan Staal (Co-Captains)
2018-2019 Justin Williams
since 2019 Jordan Staal

Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Blocked jersey numbers

No. Surname Blocking date
2 Glen Wesley February 17, 2009
3 Steve Chiasson not official
9 Gordie Howe not official
10 Ron Francis January 28, 2006
17th Rod Brind'Amour February 18, 2011
63 Josef Vašíček not official
99 Wayne Gretzky February 6, 2000 (league-wide)

In their franchise history, the Carolina Hurricanes have officially banned three jersey numbers so far, most recently in February 2011. In addition, three more are unofficially no longer awarded.

These numbers hang as banners in the RBC Center and are no longer given to any Carolina Hurricanes player. In addition, number 3 of Steve Chiasson , who was part of the team between 1996 and 1999 after being fatally injured in a car accident, is unofficially banned. The number 63 of Josef Vašíček is also unofficially blocked . He died when the flying machine crashed with the KHL Lokomotive Yaroslavl team . Gordie Howe's number 9 , active between 1977 and 1980 for the predecessor franchise, was blocked in Hartford, but the banner was not taken over to Carolina after the relocation. Since then, the jersey number has been unofficially blocked because no player still wears it.

The shirt number 99 has generally been blocked in the NHL in honor of Wayne Gretzky .

First-round voting rights in the NHL Entry Draft

Top point collector

The top ten points collectors in the history of the Carolina Hurricanes through the end of the 2018/19 regular season and the 2019 playoffs .

Abbreviations: Pos = position, GP = games, G = goals, A = assists, Pts = points, P / G = points per game

Regular season

Surname Item season GP G A. Pts P / G
Eric Staal C. 2003 / 04–2015 / 16 909 322 453 775 0.85
Rod Brind'Amour C. 1999 / 00–2009 / 10 694 174 299 473 0.68
Jeff Skinner C. 2010 / 11–2017 / 18 579 204 175 379 0.65
Erik Cole LW 2001/02/2007/08
557 168 195 363 0.65
2008 / 09–2010 / 11
Jeff O'Neill C. 1997 / 98-2003 / 04 536 176 183 359 0.67
Ron Francis C. 1998 / 99–2003 / 04 472 118 236 354 0.75
Ray Whitney LW 2005 / 06–2009 / 10 372 119 215 334 0.90
Sami Kapanen RW 1997 / 98-2002 / 03 440 127 187 314 0.71
Justin Williams RW 2003 / 04–2008 / 09
429 120 185 305 0.71
since 2017/18
Jordan Staal C. since 2012/13 462 97 165 262 0.57


Surname Item GP G A. Pts P / G
Eric Staal C. 43 19th 24 43 1.00
Rod Brind'Amour C. 72 18th 20th 38 0.53
Ray Whitney LW 42 12 14th 26th 0.62
Cory Stillman LW 25th 9 17th 26th 1.04
Justin Williams RW 40 11 14th 25th 0.63
Matt Cullen C. 43 7th 17th 24 0.56
Bates Battaglia LW 35 5 14th 19th 0.54
Jeff O'Neill C. 34 9 8th 17th 0.50
Ron Francis C. 29 6th 11 17th 0.59
Mark Recchi RW 25th 7th 9 16 0.64

Well-known former players

Web links

Commons : Carolina Hurricanes  - Collection of Images, Videos, and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1., NHL Arena Naming Rights ( Memento of November 7, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  2. ^ Dan Diamond (Ed.): National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2014 , Triumph Books, p. 39