Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes
33px 2018–19 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, silver, black[1][2][3]
Media Fox Sports South
ESPN The Fan (99.9 FM)
The Buzz (620 AM)
Owner(s) Thomas Dundon (majority), Peter Karmanos Jr. (minority)
General manager Don Waddell[4]
Head coach Rod Brind'Amour
Captain Justin Williams
Minor league affiliates Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Florida Everblades (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1 (2005–06)
Conference championships 2 (2001–02, 2005–06)
Presidents' Trophies 0
Division championships 3 (1998–99, 2001–02, 2005–06)
Official website

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. They play in Raleigh, North Carolina, but they moved in 1999 from Hartford, Connecticut, where they were known as the Hartford Whalers. They play in the Metropolitan Division of the NHL.

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 2017-18 Media Guide. NHL Enterprises, L.P. September 25, 2017. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  2. Williams, Terrell (June 4, 2013). "Hurricanes Introduce New Home and Road Uniforms". NHL Enterprises, L.P. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  3. "Carolina Hurricanes Brand Assets". NHL Enterprises, L.P. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  4. 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.

Other websites