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The Carolina Hurricanes were founded in 1971 as the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association (WHA). They joined the NHL in 1979 and became known as the Hartford Whalers. In 1997, they relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina, and changed their name to the Carolina Hurricanes. Prior to joining the NHL, the Hurricanes/Whalers won the 1973 Avco Cup as WHA champions, and have since won a Stanley Cup, which they captured in 2006. They also reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2002, which they lost to the Detroit Red Wings.

Hurricanes’ Svechnikov Completes Comeback Win vs Blue Jackets

If you ever ask any Carolina Hurricanes fan what game they thought turned around the 2023-24 season, the one on Sunday, Nov. 26 might be the most common answer. The Hurricanes hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets to finish off their five-game homestand. Carolina was looking to bounce back from their 8-2 loss on Friday, Nov. 24 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. What proceeded on Sunday night was a game for the ages that once again involved the Blue Jackets. The dramatics went from zero to 37 in an epic comeback that will live on forever. Hurricanes and Blue Jackets in…

Hurricanes Goaltending is at a Crease Roads This Season

The 2023-24 Carolina Hurricanes are at a crossroads, or crease roads, 19 games into the season. As of this being written, the Hurricanes, before the Sunday, Nov. 26 game versus the Columbus Jackets, sit one point out of a wild card spot. The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings occupy the two wild-card spots in the Eastern Conference. However, the Hurricanes are tied with the Washington Capitals for the third spot in the Metro Division. That being said, some concerns unfortunately need to be addressed. Hurricanes Have Hard Decision to Make While the defense has its struggles, it…

Carolina Hurricanes Jersey History

For people that are supposed to be exceedingly competent businesspeople, National Hockey League owners sure do make some fascinating choices. For evidence, look no further than Peter Karmanos Jr., former majority (and current minority) owner of the Carolina Hurricanes. Formerly chief executive officer at Compuware, Karmanos joined the NHL ownership ranks in 1994, as part of the group that purchased the rudderless Hartford Whalers. Now, an NHL team is a risky investment for anyone (how many of them actually make money, do y’reckon?), but Karmanos had been involved in hockey his entire life. The Whalers were a disappointment on the…

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Hurricanes FAQ

What year were the Carolina Hurricanes founded?

The Carolina Hurricanes were founded in 1971 as the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association (WHA).

When did the Carolina Hurricanes play their first game?

The franchise (then known as the Hartford Whalers) played its first NHL game on Oct. 11, 1979. They faced the Minnesota North Stars and lost 4-1.

Who is the current head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes?

Rod Brind’Amour is the current head coach for the Carolina Hurricanes.