Carolina Hurricanes

hockey team of the National Hockey League

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. Formerly known as the Hartford Whalers, the franchise would move from Hartford in 1997 to beautiful Greensboro, North Carolina before landing in their current home in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina in 1999. They play in the Metropolitan Division of the NHL.

Carolina Hurricanes
2022–23 Carolina Hurricanes season
Conference Eastern
Division Metropolitan
Founded 1972
History New England Whalers
19721979 (WHA)
Hartford Whalers
19791997 (NHL)
Carolina Hurricanes
Home arena PNC Arena
City Raleigh, North Carolina
Colors Red, white, gray, black[1][2]
Media Bally Sports South
ESPN The Fan (99.9 FM)
The Buzz (620 AM)
Owner(s) Thomas Dundon
General manager Don Waddell[3]
Head coach Rod Brind'Amour[3]
Captain Jordan Staal[4]
Minor league affiliates Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Norfolk Admirals (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1 (2005–06)
Conference championships 2 (2001–02, 2005–06)
Presidents' Trophies 0
Division championships 5' (1998–99, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2020-21, 2021-22)
Official website
PNC Arena Before A Hurricanes Game

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


  1. "Table of Contents" (PDF). Carolina Hurricanes 2018-19 Media Guide. NHL Enterprises, L.P. September 26, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 22, 2019. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  2. "Carolina Hurricanes Brand Assets". 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". 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". Retrieved September 29, 2019.

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