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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.

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2021-22 Season Roster

Sebastian AhoEthan BearFrederik Andersen
Jesper FastIan ColeAntti Raanta
Seth JarvisAnthony DeAngelo
Jesperi KotkaniemiEric Gelinas
Steven LorentzBrett Pesce
Jordan MartinookBrady Skjei
Martin NecasJaccob Slavin
Nino NiederreiterBrendan Smith
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

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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)