23 Facts About Carolina Hurricanes


Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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The Carolina Hurricanes inherited the Whalers' place in the Northeast Division.

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The Carolina Hurricanes chose to play home games in Greensboro, 90 minutes west of Raleigh, for their first two seasons after the move.

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Conversely, on the ice the Carolina Hurricanes' performance improved led by the return of longtime Whalers' captain Ron Francis, Keith Primeau's 30 goals, and Gary Roberts' 178 penalty minutes.

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Carolina Hurricanes made national waves for the first time in the 2002 playoffs.

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However, Arturs Irbe and Kevin Weekes were solid in goal and the Carolina Hurricanes won two games in overtime as they defeated the Devils in six games.

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The Carolina Hurricanes turned out to be one of the NHL's biggest surprises, turning in the best season in the franchise's 34-year history .

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The Carolina Hurricanes ran away with their third Southeast Division title, finishing 20 points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Rod Brind'Amour scored the game-winner as the Carolina Hurricanes reached the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in team history.

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Several Carolina Hurricanes raised the Cup for the first time in their long NHL careers; Rod Brind'Amour and Bret Hedican had both played over 15 years without winning the Cup, while Glen Wesley, the last remaining member of the Hartford Whalers on the Carolina Hurricanes' roster, had waited 18 seasons.

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The Carolina Hurricanes contended for a playoff slot for the entire season aided by Skinner's emergence as an offensive phenomenon who, as the youngest player in the league, would lead all rookies in points.

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Two months later the Carolina Hurricanes announced that they had signed Jiri Tlusty to a two-year deal that would pay him $1.

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The Carolina Hurricanes finished seventh in the division, missing the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

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Carolina Hurricanes experienced uncertainty about their future in Raleigh during this time.

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Rumors started circulating in 2015 that the Carolina Hurricanes were possible contenders to move to either Las Vegas or Quebec City.

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In perhaps their most talked-about moves, the Carolina Hurricanes signed Tony DeAngelo and signed Jesperi Kotkaniemi to an offer sheet.

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The Carolina Hurricanes finished the regular season with 54 wins, the most in franchise history.

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Carolina Hurricanes currently wear black uniforms at home and white uniforms on the road.

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Nevertheless, the Carolina Hurricanes have worn black alternate uniforms for select games since 2007.

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In 2008, the Carolina Hurricanes unveiled their first black alternate uniform, featuring the flag logo in front and the primary logo on the shoulders.

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In 2018, the Carolina Hurricanes unveiled a new black alternate uniform, featuring an updated flag logo corrected to a hurricane warning flag.

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Also in 2018, the Carolina Hurricanes began wearing green "Heritage" uniforms from the team's Hartford years.

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Two nights later, against the Sabres, the Carolina Hurricanes paired their alternate black helmets and pants with the primary red home uniform.

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