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Carolina Hurricanes Team History


The Carolina Hurricanes can trace their history back to the World Hockey Association (WHA) and Hartford, Connecticut. The team was founded in 1971 by Howard Baldwin, Godfrey Wood, William Barned and John Coburn as the New England Whalers of the WHA. They won the WHA's Avco Wold Trophy in their inaugural season. The team joined the NHL in 1979 and officially changed its name to the Hartford Whalers. In the summer of 1994 the team was sold to Peter Karmanos of Compuware, Thomas Thewes and Jim Rutherford. Rutherford became general manager of the franchise and Paul Holmgren was named as coach. After finishing the 1996-97 season out of the playoffs and with support for the team dwindling in Hartford, Whaler owner Peter Karmanos moved his team to Carolina, renamed the Carolina Hurricanes. In 2006 the Carolina Hurricanes finally won their first NHL championship being awarded the Stanley Cup.

Carolina Hurricanes Current Arena


Name: RBC Center
Address: 1400 Edwards Mill Road Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 861-2300
Website: http://www.rbccenter.com/
Capacity: 18680
Opened: 1999

National Hockey League - Carolina Hurricanes Draft History


Year Name Rnd Pick Pos From League
2009 Tommi Kivisto 7 208 D Red Deer Rebels WHL
2009 Rasmus Rissanen 6 178 D Kalpa Jr. Finland
2009 Matt Kennedy 5 131 R Guelph Storm OHL
2009 Mattias Lindstrom 3 88 L Skelleftea Jrs. Sweden
2009 Brian Dumoulin 2 51 D New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
2009 Philippe Paradis 1 27 C Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
2008 Zach Boychuk 1 14 C Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
2008 Zac Dalpe 2 45 C Penticton Vees BCHL
2008 Michal Jordan 4 105 D Plymouth Whalers OHL
2008 Mike Murphy 6 165 G Belleville Bulls OHL
2008 Samuel Morneau 7 195 L Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL
2007 Brett Bellemore 6 162 D Plymouth Whalers OHL
2007 Justin McCrae 4 102 C Saskatoon Blades WHL
2007 Chris Terry 5 132 L Plymouth Whalers OHL
2007 Brandon Sutter 1 11 C Red Deer Rebels WHL
2007 Drayson Bowman 3 72 L Spokane Chiefs WHL
2006 Stephane Chaput 5 153 C Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL
2006 Jamie McBain 2 63 D US National Under 18 Team
2006 Harrison Reed 3 93 R Sarnia Sting OHL
2006 Bobby Hughes 4 123 C Kingston Frontenacs OHL
2006 Nick Dodge 6 183 R Clarkson University NCAA
2006 Justin Krueger 7 213 D Penticton Vees BCHL
2005 Jack Johnson 1 3 D U.S. Junior National Team Intl
2005 Nate Hagemo 2 58 D U. of Minnesota NCAA
2005 Joe Barnes 3 64 C Saskatoon Blades WHL
2005 Jakub Vojta 4 94 D Sparta Jrs. Czech Repu
2005 Ondrej Otcenas 4 123 C Trencin Jrs Slovakia
2005 Timothy Kunes 5 145 D New England Jr. Falcons EJHL
2005 Risto Korhonen 5 159 D Karpat Jrs. Finland
2005 Nicolas Blanchard 6 192 C Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL
2005 Kyle Lawson 7 198 D U.S. Junior National Team Intl
2004 Andrew Ladd 1 4 L Calgary Hitmen WHL
2004 Justin Peters 2 38 G Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL
2004 Brett Carson 4 109 D Calgary Hitmen WHL
2004 Casey Borer 3 69 D St. Cloud State NCAA
2004 Magnus Akerlund 5 137 G HV 71 Jrs. Sweden
2004 Ryan Pottruff 7 202 D London Knights OHL
2004 Jonas Fiedler 8 235 R Plymouth Whalers OHL
2004 Martin Vagner 9 268 D Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL
2003 Danny Richmond 2 31 D U. of Michigan NCAA
2003 Aaron Dawson 4 102 D Peterborough Petes OHL
2003 Kevin Nastiuk 4 126 G Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
2003 Matej Trojovsky 4 130 D Regina Pats WHL
2003 Tyson Strachan 5 137 D Vernon Vipers BCHL
2003 Shay Stephenson 7 198 L Red Deer Rebels WHL
2003 Jamie Hoffmann 8 230 F Des Moines Buccaneers USHL
2003 Ryan Rorabeck 9 262 C Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL
2003 Eric Staal 1 2 C Peterborough Petes OHL
2002 Adam Taylor 7 224 R Kootenay Ice WHL
2002 Daniel Manzato 5 160 G Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL
2002 Jesse Lane 3 91 D Hull Olympiques QMJHL
2002 Cam Ward 1 25 G Red Deer Rebels WHL
2001 Igor Knyazev 1 15 D Moscow Spartak Russia
2001 Mike Zigomanis 2 46 C Kingston Frontenacs OHL
2001 Kevin Estrada 3 91 L Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL
2001 Rob Zepp 4 110 G Plymouth Whalers OHL
2001 Daniel Boisclair 6 181 G Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL
2001 Sean Curry 7 211 D Tri-City Americans WHL
2001 Carter Trevisani 8 244 D Ottawa 67's OHL
2001 Peter Reynolds 9 274 D North Bay Centennials OHL
2000 Tomas Kurka 2 32 L Plymouth Whalers OHL
2000 Ryan Bayda 3 80 L U. of North Dakota NCAA
2000 Niclas Wallin 4 97 D Brynas IF Gavle SEL
2000 Jared Newman 4 110 D Plymouth Whalers OHL
2000 J.D. Forrest 6 181 D US Jr. National Team USHL
2000 Magnus Kahnberg 7 212 R Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg SEL
2000 Craig Kowalski 8 235 G Detroit Compuware NAHL
2000 Troy Ferguson 9 276 F Michigan State University NCAA
1999 Jim Baxter 7 202 D Oshawa Generals OHL
1999 David Tanabe 1 16 D U. of Wisconsin NCAA
1999 Brett Lysak 2 49 C Regina Pats WHL
1999 Brad Fast 3 84 D Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL
1999 Ryan Murphy 4 113 L Bowling Green State University NCAA
1999 Damian Surma 6 174 L Plymouth Whalers OHL
1999 David Evans 8 231 L Clarkson University NCAA
1999 Antti Jokela 8 237 G Lukko Jrs. Finland
1999 Evgeny Kourilin 9 259 C Anchorage Aces WCHL
1998 Josef Vasicek 4 91 C Slavia Praha HC Czech
1998 Jeff Heerema 1 11 R Sarnia Sting OHL
1998 Kevin Holdridge 3 70 D Plymouth Whalers OHL
1998 Erik Cole 3 71 L Clarkson University NCAA
1998 Tommy Westlund 4 93 R Brynas IF Gavle SEL
1998 Chris Madden 4 97 G Guelph Storm OHL
1998 Don Smith 7 184 C Clarkson University NCAA
1998 Jaroslav Svoboda 8 208 R Olomouc Czech
1998 Mark Kosick 8 211 C U. of Michigan NCAA
1998 Brent McDonald 9 239 R Red Deer Rebels WHL
1997 Brad DeFauw 2 28 L U. of North Dakota NCAA
1997 Francis Lessard 3 80 R Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL
1997 Shane Willis 4 88 R Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
1997 Kyle Dafoe 6 142 Owen Sound Platers OHL
1997 Andrew Merrick 7 169 L U. of Michigan NCAA
1997 Nikos Tselios 1 22 D Belleville Bulls OHL
1997 Randy Fitzgerald 8 199 L Detroit Whalers OHL
1997 Kent McDonell 9 225 R Guelph Storm OHL
1997 Niklas Nordgren 8 195 L Modo Jrs. Sweden


Hartford Whalers 1979-1980 Season Review


Coach - Don Blackburn

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 27
Regular Season Loses: 34
Regular Season Ties: 19
Regular Season Points: 73

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Norris Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1980-1981 Season Review


Coach - Don Blackburn

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 21
Regular Season Loses: 41
Regular Season Ties: 18
Regular Season Points: 60

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Norris Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1981-1982 Season Review


Coach - Larry Pleau

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 21
Regular Season Loses: 41
Regular Season Ties: 18
Regular Season Points: 60

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1982-1983 Season Review


Coach - John Cunniff

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 19
Regular Season Loses: 54
Regular Season Ties: 7
Regular Season Points: 45

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1983-1984 Season Review


Coach - Jack Evans

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 28
Regular Season Loses: 42
Regular Season Ties: 10
Regular Season Points: 66

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1984-1985 Season Review


Coach - Jack Evans

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 30
Regular Season Loses: 41
Regular Season Ties: 9
Regular Season Points: 69

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1985-1986 Season Review


Coach - Jack Evans

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 40
Regular Season Loses: 36
Regular Season Ties: 4
Regular Season Points: 84

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1986-1987 Season Review


Coach - Jack Evans

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 43
Regular Season Loses: 30
Regular Season Ties: 7
Regular Season Points: 93

Finished: First (1st) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1987-1988 Season Review


Coach - Jack Evans

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 35
Regular Season Loses: 38
Regular Season Ties: 7
Regular Season Points: 77

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1988-1989 Season Review


Coach - Larry Pleau

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 37
Regular Season Loses: 38
Regular Season Ties: 5
Regular Season Points: 79

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1989-1990 Season Review


Coach - Rick Ley

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 38
Regular Season Loses: 33
Regular Season Ties: 9
Regular Season Points: 85

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1990-1991 Season Review


Coach - Rick Ley

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 31
Regular Season Loses: 38
Regular Season Ties: 11
Regular Season Points: 73

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1991-1992 Season Review


Coach - Jimmy Roberts

Games Played: 80
Regular Season Wins: 26
Regular Season Loses: 41
Regular Season Ties: 13
Regular Season Points: 65

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1992-1993 Season Review


Coach - Paul Holmgren

Games Played: 84
Regular Season Wins: 26
Regular Season Loses: 52
Regular Season Ties: 6
Regular Season Points: 58

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Adams Division of the Whales Conference



Hartford Whalers 1993-1994 Season Review


Coach - Paul Holmgren

Games Played: 84
Regular Season Wins: 27
Regular Season Loses: 48
Regular Season Ties: 9
Regular Season Points: 63

Finished: Sixth (6th) in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Hartford Whalers 1994-1995 Season Review


Coach - Paul Holmgren

Games Played: 48
Regular Season Wins: 19
Regular Season Loses: 24
Regular Season Ties: 5
Regular Season Points: 43

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Hartford Whalers 1995-1996 Season Review


Coach - Paul Holmgren

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 34
Regular Season Loses: 39
Regular Season Ties: 9
Regular Season Points: 77

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Hartford Whalers 1996-1997 Season Review


Coach - Paul Maurice

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 32
Regular Season Loses: 39
Regular Season Ties: 11
Regular Season Points: 75

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Carolina Hurricanes 1997-1998 Season Review


Coach - Paul Maurice

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 33
Regular Season Loses: 41
Regular Season Ties: 8
Regular Season Points: 74

Finished: Sixth (6th) in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Carolina Hurricanes 1998-1999 Season Review


Coach - Paul Maurice

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 34
Regular Season Loses: 30
Regular Season Ties: 18
Regular Season Points: 86

Finished: First (1st) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference

Carolina Hurricanes defeated by Boston Bruins in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0


Carolina Hurricanes 1999-2000 Season Review


Coach - Paul Maurice

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 37
Regular Season Loses: 35
Regular Season Ties: 10
Regular Season Points: 84

Finished: Third (3rd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Carolina Hurricanes 2000-2001 Season Review


Coach - Paul Maurice

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 38
Regular Season Loses: 32
Regular Season Ties: 9
Regular Season Points: 88

Finished: Second (2nd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference

Carolina Hurricanes defeated by New Jersey Devils in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0

NHL All-Rookie Team - Shane Willis

Carolina Hurricanes 2001-2002 Season Review


Coach - Paul Maurice

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 35
Regular Season Loses: 26
Regular Season Ties: 16
Regular Season Points: 91

Finished: First (1st) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference

Carolina Hurricanes defeated New Jersey Devils in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated by Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 1 - 0

King Clancy Memorial Trophy - Ron Francis
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Ron Francis

Carolina Hurricanes 2002-2003 Season Review


Coach - Paul Maurice

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 22
Regular Season Loses: 43
Regular Season Ties: 11
Regular Season Points: 61

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Carolina Hurricanes 2003-2004 Season Review


Coach - Peter Laviolette

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 28
Regular Season Loses: 34
Regular Season Ties: 14
Regular Season Points: 76

Finished: Third (3rd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Carolina Hurricanes 2004-2005 Season Review


Season Cancelled due to Labor Negotiations


Carolina Hurricanes 2005-2006 Season Review


Coach - Peter Laviolette

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 52
Regular Season Loses: 22
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 112

Finished: First (1st) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference

Carolina Hurricanes defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated New Jersey Devils in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Conference Final 4 - 3 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 3 - 0

Conn Smythe Trophy - Cam Ward
NHL All-Star Second Team - Eric Staal
Frank J. Selke Trophy - Rod Brind'Amour

Carolina Hurricanes 2006-2007 Season Review


Coach - Peter Laviolette

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 40
Regular Season Loses: 34
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 88

Finished: Third (3rd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference


Frank J. Selke Trophy - Rod Brind'Amour

Carolina Hurricanes 2007-2008 Season Review


Coach - Peter Laviolette

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 43
Regular Season Loses: 33
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 92

Finished: Second (2nd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference



Carolina Hurricanes 2008-2009 Season Review


Coach - Peter Laviolette

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 45
Regular Season Loses: 30
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 97

Finished: Second (2nd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference

Carolina Hurricanes defeated New Jersey Devils in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated Boston Bruins in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Carolina Hurricanes defeated by Pittsburgh Penguins in the Conference Final 4 - 0 - 0


Carolina Hurricanes 2009-2010 Season Review


Coach - Paul Maurice

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 35
Regular Season Loses: 37
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 80

Finished: Third (3rd) in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference

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