Despite assurances made when he purchased the team in 1994 that the Whalers would remain in Hartford at least through 1998, in March 1997 owner Peter Karmanos announced that the team would move elsewhere after the 1996 – 1997 season because of the team’s inability to negotiate a satisfactory construction and lease package for a new arena in Hartford. On ...
PNC Arena originally Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena and formerly RBC Center is an indoor arena, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Arena seats 19,722 for basketball, and 18,680 for ice hockey, including 66 luxury suites and 2,000 club seats. The building has three concourses and includes a 300-seat restaurant.
The 2006 Stanley Cup Final was the NHL championship series of the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs contested between the Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes and the Western Conference champion Edmonton Oilers. It was Carolina’s second appearance in the Final, the other being in 2002, a loss to the Detroit Red Wings. It was Edmonton’s seventh appearance in the Final and ...
History of the Hurricanes
The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as part of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The franchise was founded in 1971 as an expansion team and has since become one of the most successful teams in NHL history.
In their first season, they finished with a record-breaking win percentage and made it to their first Stanley Cup Final, where they lost to Detroit Red Wings 4–1. In 2002, after several years of struggling for success on the ice, ownership decided to move them from Hartford, Connecticut, into Raleigh, North Carolina; this marked a significant milestone for both fans and players alike who had been waiting patiently for something special out of this new home city - which is precisely what happened!
The next few seasons saw some incredible successes leading up to 2006 when they won their first Stanley Cup Championship against Edmonton Oilers 4–3, becoming only the second-ever Southern US-based NHL club then! Since then, many more playoff appearances have followed, including two further trips back into finals during 2009 & 2019, but unfortunately, without any trophy wins yet again – although there’s always hope that will change soon enough!
Overall it’s fair to say that despite not having much luck when it comes to winning trophies recently or even making playoffs consistently throughout its entire history –the Hurricane's legacy remains strong amongst its passionate fan base due mainly thanks to great moments like those mentioned above plus all other memorable milestones achieved over last four decades plus counting…
Boston – Hartford – Raleigh
1979 – Present / National Hockey League
1972 – 1979 / World Hockey Association
1997 – Present / Carolina Hurricanes
1979 – 1997 / Hartford Whalers
1972 – 1979 / New England Whalers
Hurricanes – Regarding professional sports teams, nicknames are integral to the team’s identity. The Carolina Hurricanes have a unique handle that has undergone several changes over the years and is now one of the most recognizable in all hockey.
The franchise began as an expansion team in 1972, known as the New England Whalers, named after a species commonly found off Cape Cod near their home arena at Boston Garden. After moving to North Carolina in 1997, they adopted their current name: The Hurricanes. This was chosen due to both its connection with North Carolina – which is nicknamed “The Tar Heel State” for its frequent hurricanes – and also because “hurricane” connotes power and strength on ice (and off).
In addition to changing their name from Whalers to Hurricanes upon relocating South, they also changed up some elements of their logo design, including adding red accents around a primarily navy blue color scheme before then. This new look was meant to represent speed and evoke imagery associated with powerful storms like tornadoes or hurricanes! Alongside these changes came yet another tweak: replacing white letters spelling out "Whalers" with black ones saying "Hurricanes."
Finally, fans will recognize today's iconic hurricane flag logo featuring two crossed swords beneath an eye-catching red/black/white tricolor pattern - officially unveiled during the 2001 season opener against Tampa Bay Lightning - as a symbolic representation of fierce determination & courage needed to persevere through difficult times while rising victorious above adversity just like namesake natural disaster itself!
Since then, it has become synonymous with success for both players & supporters alike, who proudly wear colors and support beloved hometown heroes no matter what stands between them from victory lane! So if you're ever looking to show your pride, pick up some official gear to help bring good luck next big game day…Go Canes!!
Stanley Cups 1
Avco Cup 0
2013 – Present / PNC Arena
2002 – 2012 / RBC Center
1999 – 2002 / Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena
1997 – 1999 / Greensboro Coliseum
1975 – 1978, 1980 – 1997 / Hartford Civic Center
1978 – 1980 / Springfield Civic Center
1974 – 1975 / The Big E Coliseum
1972 – 1974 / Boston Garden
1972 – 1973 / Boston Arena
2017 – Present / Thomas Dundon
1994 – 2017 / Peter Karmanos, Jr.
1972 – 1993 / Howard Baldwin, John Coburn, W. Godfrey Wood and William Edward Barnes
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
2 / Glen Wesley
10 / Ron Francis
17 / Rod Brind’Amour
99 / Wayne Gretzky
*Blue is this team’s history