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2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Eastern Conference Champions
Southeast Division Champions
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 2nd Eastern
2005–06 record 52-22-8
Goals for 294
Goals against 260
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Peter Laviolette
Captain Rod Brind'Amour
Alternate captains Kevyn Adams
Cory Stillman
Glen Wesley
Arena RBC Center
Average attendance 18,680
Team leaders
Goals Eric Staal (45)
Assists Eric Staal, Cory Stillman (55)
Points Eric Staal (100)
Penalties in minutes Mike Commodore (138)
Wins Martin Gerber (38)
Goals against average Martin Gerber (2.78)

The 2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes season was the franchise's 33rd season, 26th season in the National Hockey League and 8th as the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup to win the second championship in team history. In 1973, the Whalers won the inaugural championship of the World Hockey Association.


OffseasonEdit

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

NHL DraftEdit

Main article: 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 3 Jack Johnson Defense Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team Development Program
2 58 Nate Hagemo Defense Flag of the United States United States University of Minnesota (WCHA)
3 64 Joe Barnes Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
4 94 Jakub Vojta Defense Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha Jr. (Czech)
4 123 Ondrej Otcenas Center/Winger Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Trenčín Jr. (Slovakia)
5 145 Tim Kunes Center Flag of the United States United States New England Jr. Falcons (EJHL)
5 159 Risto Korhonen Winger Flag of Finland Finland Kärpät Jr. (Finnish Jr.)
6 192 Nicolas Blanchard Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
7 198 Kyle Lawson Defense Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team Development Program

Free AgencyEdit

  • On August 6, 2005, Whitney signed a 2 year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL's Eastern Conference paying him $1.5 million per year.
  • During the free agent signing period following the end of the 2004–2005 NHL lockout, Stillman agreed to a three year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on August 2, 2005.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
12 Carolina Hurricanes 82 52 22 8 294 260 112
28 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 43 33 6 252 260 92
310 Atlanta Thrashers 82 41 33 8 281 275 90
411 Florida Panthers 82 37 34 11 240 257 85
514 Washington Capitals 82 29 41 12 237 306 70

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 5, 20052–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 0–1–0
2WOctober 7, 20053–2 SO Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 1–1–0
3LOctober 8, 20052–3 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 1–2–0
4WOctober 12, 20057–2 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 2–2–0
5WOctober 15, 20056–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 3–2–0
6LOctober 20, 20054–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 3–2–1
7WOctober 22, 20054–0 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 4–2–1
8WOctober 24, 20053–2 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 5–2–1
9WOctober 26, 20054–3 OT Boston Bruins (2005–06) 6–2–1
10WOctober 28, 20058–6 Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 7–2–1
11WOctober 29, 20055–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 8–2–1
12WNovember 3, 20054–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 9–2–1
13WNovember 5, 20052–0 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 10–2–1
14WNovember 9, 20055–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 11–2–1
15WNovember 11, 20051–0 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 12–2–1
16LNovember 12, 20050–9 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 12–3–1
17WNovember 15, 20052–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 13–3–1
18WNovember 17, 20055–1 New York Rangers (2005–06) 14–3–1
19LNovember 19, 20053–4 @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 14–4–1
20LNovember 20, 20052–5 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 14–5–1
21LNovember 22, 20053–5 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 14–6–1
22WNovember 25, 20054–3 SO Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 15–6–1
23LNovember 27, 20052–5 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 15–7–1
24WNovember 29, 20054–3 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 16–7–1
25LDecember 2, 20054–5 SO @ Dallas Stars (2005–06) 16–7–2
26LDecember 3, 20054–8 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 16–8–2
27WDecember 6, 20056–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 17–8–2
28WDecember 8, 20053–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2005–06) 18–8–2
29LDecember 10, 20053–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 18–9–2
30WDecember 13, 20055–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2005–06) 19–9–2
31WDecember 15, 20052–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2005–06) 20–9–2
32WDecember 17, 20054–1 New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 21–9–2
33WDecember 20, 20056–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 22–9–2
34WDecember 23, 20054–3 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 23–9–2
35LDecember 26, 20054–5 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 23–9–3
36LDecember 28, 20052–6 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 23–10–3
37LDecember 29, 20053–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 23–10–4
38WDecember 31, 20055–3 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 24–10–4
39WJanuary 4, 20064–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 25–10–4
40WJanuary 6, 20064–1 New York Islanders (2005–06) 26–10–4
41WJanuary 7, 20063–0 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 27–10–4
42WJanuary 10, 20063–2 Detroit Red Wings (2005–06) 28–10–4
43WJanuary 13, 20065–4 OT Nashville Predators (2005–06) 29–10–4
44WJanuary 15, 20064–2 St. Louis Blues (2005–06) 30–10–4
45WJanuary 17, 20064–3 SO @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 31–10–4
46WJanuary 19, 20064–3 New York Islanders (2005–06) 32–10–4
47LJanuary 21, 20062–5 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 32–11–4
48WJanuary 23, 20067–3 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 33–11–4
49WJanuary 25, 20064–3 SO @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 34–11–4
50WJanuary 26, 20065–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 35–11–4
51WJanuary 28, 20064–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 36–11–4
52WJanuary 31, 20068–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 37–11–4
53LFebruary 3, 20060–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 37–12–4
54WFebruary 5, 20064–3 SO @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 38–12–4
55LFebruary 9, 20063–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 38–13–4
56LFebruary 10, 20063–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 38–14–4
57WFebruary 12, 20064–3 SO Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 39–14–4
58WMarch 1, 20064–3 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 40–14–4
59WMarch 3, 20065–2 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 41–14–4
60WMarch 4, 20067–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 42–14–4
61WMarch 6, 20062–1 @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 43–14–4
62LMarch 8, 20062–3 SO @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 43–14–5
63LMarch 10, 20063–5 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 43–15–5
64LMarch 11, 20063–4 OT @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 43–15–6
65WMarch 14, 20065–3 New York Rangers (2005–06) 44–15–6
66WMarch 16, 20065–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 45–15–6
67LMarch 18, 20062–4 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 45–16–6
68LMarch 21, 20062–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 45–17–6
69WMarch 22, 20064–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 46–17–6
70LMarch 25, 20061–3 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 46–18–6
71WMarch 27, 20062–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 47–18–6
72LMarch 29, 20061–5 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 47–19–6
73WMarch 31, 20063–2 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 48–19–6
74LApril 1, 20062–5 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 48–20–6
75WApril 3, 20066–5 OT Washington Capitals (2005–06) 49–20–6
76WApril 5, 20064–3 SO @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 50–20–6
77WApril 7, 20064–3 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 51–20–6
78LApril 8, 20062–5 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 51–21–6
79LApril 11, 20063–4 OT New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 51–21–7
80WApril 14, 20065–4 SO Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 52–21–7
81LApril 15, 20062–3 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 52–21–8
82LApril 18, 20060–4 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 52–22–8

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A Pts PIM

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A Pts PIM

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Martin Gerber
Cam Ward

PlayoffsEdit

Stanley Cup finalsEdit

Game-by-Game Score CAR goals EDM goals
1June 5 at Hurricanes 5, Oilers 4 Brind'Amour 2, Whitney 2, Williams Hemsky, Moreau, Pisani, Pronger
2June 7 at Hurricanes 5, Oilers 0 Kaberle, Ladd, Recchi,
Stillman, Weight
none (Ward shutout)
3June 10 at Oilers 2, Hurricanes 1 Brind'Amour Horcoff, Smyth
4June 12 Hurricanes 2, at Oilers 1 Recchi, Stillman Samsonov
5June 14 3:31, OT Oilers 4, at Hurricanes 3 Staal 2, Whitney Pisani 2, Hemsky, Peca
6June 17 at Oilers 4, Hurricanes 0 none (Markkanen shutout) Horcoff, Pisani, Smyth, Torres
7June 19 at Hurricanes 3, Oilers 1 Kaberle, A. Ward, Williams Pisani
Hurricanes win series 4–3 Brind'Amour 3, Whitney 3, 4 with 2 Pisani 5, 3 with 2

Carolina Hurricanes 2006 Stanley Cup champions Edit

Roster

  Centers
  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


Player notes

  • Nine players remained from the 2002 Carolina team that lost in the finals - Craig Adams, Kevyn Adams, Rod Brind'Amour, Erik Cole, Bret Hedican, Josef Vasicek, Niclas Wallin, Glen Wesley, Aaron Ward. Jeff Daniels also played in 2002, but was an Assistant Coach in 2006. Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy was the only remaining member of 2002 Carolina Coaching Staff.


  Non-players
  • Peter Karmanos Jr. (CEO/Owner/Governor), Thomas Thewes (Owner)
  • Jim Rutherford (President/General Manager), Davin Olsen (Vice President-Arena Manager),
  • Jason Karmanos (Vice President/Ass’t General Manager), Mike Amendola (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Peter Laviolette (Head Coach), Kevin McCarthy, Jeff Daniels (Ass’t Coaches)
  • Greg Stefan (Goaltending Coach/Pro Scout), Chris Huffine (Video Coordinator),
  • Skip Cunningham, Wally Tatomir, Bob Gorman (Equipment Managers),
  • Peter Freisen (Athletic Therapist/Strength-Conditioning Coach), Chris Stewart (Ass’t Athletic Therapist)
  • Brian Tatum (Director of Team Services), Kelly Kirwin (Event Coordinator-Hockey Operations),
  • Sheldon Ferguson (Director Amateur Scouting), Marshall Johnston (Director Pro Scouting)
  • Claude Larose, Ron Smith, Tony MacDonald, Martin Madden, Bert Marshall (Scouts),
  • Mike Sundheim (Director of Media Relations), Kyle Hanlin (Manager of Media Relations).

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Anton Babchuk and Andrew Hutchinson* had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup due to petition.
  • Craig Kowalski†, Keith Aucoin†, and David Gove† not have theirnames engraved on the Stanley Cup because they did not qualify; but they were included in team picture.


Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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